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Recycle Mate

Recycle Mate

The Recycle Mate app was recently launched by the NSW Government and the Australian Council of Recycling. It will make it easier to recycle every day and help to reduce contamination in kerbside recycling.

How does it work?

  1. Download Recycle Mate free from the App Store or get it on Google Play.
  2. Take a photo of the item you are looking to recycle.
  3. The app will sift through its database of over 250 items, and tell you which bin it goes in.

The Recycle Mate app database has information for every council area in NSW. Whether you’re at home, on a holiday, or visiting family out of the local area, your location will be used to provide the right information.

Download iOS | Android

For more information go to http://recyclemate.com.au

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Facility Updates

COVID-19 Update – Monday 10 May 2021

It is 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, face masks are strongly recommended but no longer mandatory for patrons attending Council’s libraries and the Customer Service desks at Council Chambers, Thornleigh Brickpit and the Waste Management facility in Thornleigh. 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: 13 70 30
Visit: hornsby.nsw.gov.au/waste

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Waste & Recycling Enquiries
Please call the Waste Hotline on
13 70 30
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.

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Waste Matters

View the Waste Strategy

Waste and Recycling Videos

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

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