Community Recycling Centre

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

The CRC is open during its normal operational hours:

Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am-4pm; and
Saturdays, 8.30am-12pm.

The following COVID-19 control measures are in place:

  • All CRC customers must stay in their vehicles until directed into a drop-off bay by staff.
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be located at each drop-off bay.
  • Customers will be required to self-unload their items and place them in the relevant receptacles as directed by Council staff.
  • Customers must ensure they can self-unload their items without assistance from Council staff. Residents should bring along a member from their household to assist if required.
  • All customers must maintain social distancing while unloading and depositing items.
  • If the CRC experiences high demand or excessive queuing within the facility, the front gates will be temporarily closed and the below messaging placed on the gates:
    • Access to the Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre is temporarily closed, due to high demand.
    • We will reopen as soon as possible.

Public enquiries can be directed to Council’s Waste Hotline as normal on 9847 4856.

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

Waste Hotline

Phone: 9847 4856

The Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre (CRC) makes it easy for residents to safely dispose of problem wastes that cannot go into household garbage bins or kerbside collection.

This is a free service for households.

Location: 29 Sefton Road Thornleigh (see site map)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am-4pm; Saturday 8.30am-12pm
Closed Public Holidays

Residents can drop off the following items for FREE. For items not listed below please refer to the A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide.

gas bottle  Gas Bottles - Any type used for BBQ, camping or caravan. Also accepted are oxygen, butane, helium etc canisters.
fire extiguisher  Fire Extinguishers - Any type used in the home.
oil paint water paintPaint  - Oil based and water based tins of paint. In liquid form. Also accepted are solvent based paint, metallic enamel paint and epoxy paint.
Tips: Decant the same types of paint into fewer tins before coming to the CRC. Take lids off empty tins. Put both lid and empty tin into red lid garbage bin. 

Find out more about hazardous waste
aerosols  Spray cans -  Canisters containing hazardous material such as spray paint, varnish, WD40, fly spray etc

Find out more about hazardous waste
motor oil  Motor oils  - Containers of sump oil, engine oil, two and four stroke oil, diesel oil, lubricating oil etc.
Tips: Decant the same types of oil into fewer containers before coming to the CRC. Put empty containers into red lid garbage bin.
other oils  Other oils - Containers of cooking oils, auto transmission fluid, brake fluid, hydraulic fluid, power steering fluid, engine coolant etc
Tips: Decant the same types of oil into fewer containers before coming to the CRC. Put empty containers into red lid garbage bin.
smoke detectors  Smoke Detectors - Any type used in the home.
Tip: Remove batteries.
fluro lights  Fluorescent light globes and tubes - All types.
Tip: Wrap broken globes or tubes in newspaper or plastic bag.
household batteries  Household batterles - Single use and rechargeable batteries. All sizes and types.
Tip: Remove packaging for unused batteries.
car batteries 

Car and motorcycle batterles - All sizes and types.

Tip: Wear gloves when handling.

soft plastics  Soft plastic bags and plastic packaging - If it is clean and can be scrunched into a ball.
Tip: Check this list for more detail.
cardboard  Flattened cardboard - Large sheets of cardboard or excess flattened boxes that do not fit in yellow lid bin at home.
Tip: Flatten boxes before coming to the CRC.
mobile phones  Mobile phones - All types, old and new.

Find out more about E-waste        
ink cartridges  Printer cartridges - All sizes and types. Liquid and powder toners.
Tip: Remove all packaging for unused cartridges.
e-waste  Computers, televisions and associated products - Televisions, desktop computers, laptops, tablets, PC monitors, loose hard drives, keyboards, plastic computer speakers, motherboards, video and sound cards, printers (with toners removed), scanners, network devices, set top boxes, mice, other computer parts, cables, IT accessories, gaming equipment, web cameras, DVD and VCR players, CD and DVD discs (discs only not the covers).

Find out more about E-waste.
textiles  Clothing and accessories  - Hats, belts, shoes, handbags, etc. Household textiles such as rugs, linen, towels and curtains are NOT accepted.

Tip: Ensure your items are bagged.

For items not listed above please refer to the A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide.

Only household quantities and container sizes of these materials will be accepted.
For enquiries contact Council’s Waste Hotline: 9847 4856.

Storing and transporting your wastes

Please handle and transport your materials carefully and safely. Wear gloves and protect your vehicle by placing items on a protective sheet or tray in the boot to capture any leaks or breaks

This Community Recycling Centre is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative in partnership with Hornsby Shire Council.

EPAEnvironmental Trust