Apartment-Living-1920px.jpg

Recycle Right – Recycling Caddy

Information for residents in apartment buildings

Recycling is important to our community and avoiding contamination of non-recyclables within the yellow top recycling bin is crucial to keep our recycling system strong. Research shows that how residents separate their recyclables within their apartment is a key factor in reducing the current 14% contamination rates. This contamination is made up of plastic bags, soft plastics, non-recyclable items, nappies and much more.

During July and August, we are providing all residents living in apartments with a new Recycling Caddy to help you separate your recyclables and avoid contamination. Putting your recycling into a plastic bag which then goes in the yellow bin causes contamination which is likely to end up in landfill.

To use your caddy, follow these three simple steps:

  1. Find a suitable place to locate your caddy that’s convenient and easy to access.
  2. Make sure you know what ‘is’ and ‘isn’t’ recyclable (don’t put your recyclables in a plastic bag). Visit the A to Z waste and recycling guide.
  3. Take your recycling to your bin cupboard or room.

Translations available:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Facility Updates

29 January 2021 – It is now mandatory to sign in on the NSW Government COVID Safe QR Code app each time you visit our facilities.

In accordance with NSW Health’s Public Health Orders, as of midnight Friday 29 January 2021, face masks are strongly recommended for patrons attending Council's libraries and the Customer Service desks at Council Chambers and the Waste Management facility in Thornleigh. If you do not have a face mask, our friendly team will supply you with one free of charge. Patrons attending Hornsby Shire Aquatic & Leisure Centres and the Thornleigh Brickpit are not required to wear a mask. Further information is available on the NSW Health website here.


Council’s Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is open, under appropriate COVID-19 Controls.

The Waste Customer Service Counter is also open to the public, from 8.30am-4pm.

Public enquiries can be directed to Council’s Waste Hotline as normal.

Waste Hotline

Phone: 9847 4856
Visit: hornsby.nsw.gov.au/waste

Find out more

Waste & Recycling Enquiries
Please call the Waste Hotline on
9847 4856
Monday – Friday 8.30am - 5pm

Find your bin collection dates
Waste Fees and Charges
Workshops, Tours and Events
Frequently Asked Questions

New Polystyrene Collection

You can now drop off Polystyrene at Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre.

Find Out More

Waste Matters

View the Waste Strategy

Waste and Recycling Videos

HSC youtube video

Get some tips and advice on what you can do to recycle right.

Find Out More