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Bulky Waste Collection

25 March 2020 – Important information regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus pandemic)

In line with new restrictions announced by the federal government on 24 March, the Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre (CRC) will close at 4pm, 25 March 2020. The CRC Customer Service desk will also close at the end of business today. Until further notice, we will no longer be able to provide face to face assistance with enquiries or information hand outs and customers will no longer be able to purchase worm farms and compost bins.

Waste Hotline

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

Your scheduled bulky waste collection is for large unwanted household items. Bulky Waste items go straight to landfill so should be a last resort disposal option. Small household items should be placed straight into your red lid garbage bin.

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Have a garage sale!

Before you throw away your unwanted household items, consider holding a garage sale to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and rehome unwanted items for some extra cash.

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Important information about bulky waste collection

  • Place items on the nature strip at the front of your property one day only before your scheduled collection.
  • The maximum volume per collection is three cubic metres. If you exceed this amount you will be asked to remove it.
  • Place metal items in a separate pile for recycling.
  • Make sure items can be easily lifted by two people.
  • Small items can go in your red lid garbage bin.
  • E-waste such as computers and televisions should NOT be put out for collection. These items contain precious natural resources that can be recycled. Please take all e-waste to the Community Recycling Centre.
  • Cardboard can be put into your yellow lid recycling bin or taken to a waste management centre or Community Recycling Centre.
  • Residents of medium density units must place their materials in the designated collection area.
  • Council has the right to refuse collection of any items.
  • Remember: Placing your bulky waste out front more than one day before your collection date is considered illegal dumping.

Accepted items

The following items CAN be put out for collection:
  • Broken and discarded furniture
  • Toys and bicycles
  • Appliances and fittings, including white goods (please remove the doors from refrigerators, freezers, stoves, washing machines, dryers and cupboards)
  • Larger household items
  • Rolled carpet and underlay (up to 12 square metres)
  • Roof guttering (up to 2 metres long)
  • Small metal items

Unacceptable items

The following items WILL NOT be collected:
  • Garden waste including branches, shrubs, tree stumps and trunks
  • General garbage and food waste
  • Industrial, business, farm or trade waste
  • Building, demolition or renovation materials
  • Motor vehicle bodies, engines, tyres, batteries and parts
  • Gas bottles and fire extinguishers
  • Concrete, bricks, rocks and dirt
  • Any liquids (including paints, chemicals, oils etc.)
  • Sheets of glass (with or without frames)
  • Anything larger than 2 metres in length
  • Pallets
Find out more on how to dispose of items that will not be collected