Bulky Waste Collection

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

The Waste Customer Service Counter remains closed to the public until further notice.

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

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.

Find the date of your next collection

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.

Find Out More

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