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Recycling and Waste

Rubbish Collection Truck in actionThe Hobart City Council aims to provide efficient, reliable and sustainable waste services to meet the needs of the community.

Waste is collected from residential and commercial properties on a weekly basis, whilst recyclables are collected fortnightly.

Waste can cause pollution and impact on our environment if not properly managed. Disposing of waste that cannot be otherwise avoided, reused or recycled also represents a waste of resources, lost opportunity and a loss of money.

Hobart City Council works in partnership with government, industry and community sectors to facilitate sustainable solutions for waste management. Council's landfill site operates from McRobies Gully in South Hobart, where electricity generation from landfill gas has commenced with the commissioning of a 1 megawatt generator by AGL.

To find out your collection day for waste (weekly) and recycling (fortnightly) please refer to the Kerbside Calendar and the Kerbside Services Zones Map

Upcoming services

Council offers free entry weekends for general mixed waste and green waste and scheduled dates are available at the Free Entry Weekend page.

Waste Management Strategy 2015-2030

The City has released a new strategy, aimed at achieving zero waste to the Hobart Landfill by 2030. The Strategy includes over 90 actions across a range of areas such as organic waste, education, and litter.

The City is committed to implementing this strategy over the coming years, and will be providing programs to increase recycling and reduce waste disposal.

The Strategy can be downloaded here .

Waste Reduction Grants Program

The City offers annual grants of up to $5,000 for businesses and community groups in Hobart for projects that may increase resource recovery and reduce waste to landfill. The 2016 round of grants has closed, and it is intended to offer the next round of grants in early 2017.

In 2015 the grant program supported 5 community projects and resulted in over 300 tonnes of waste being directly diverted from landfill, in addition to ongoing benefits from education and awareness programs. 

Other Services

Much of the waste from building and development projects is a valuable resource and able to be diverted from landfill for re-use, recycling, or reprocessing if delivered to the landfill appropriately.  There are many ways a developer or builder can reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill, which provides both finanical and environmental benefits.  The attached Ten Tips for Minimising Waste flyer provides information on some of the ways you can benefit from separating wastes at building sites.

Dry-cell batteries (for example, AA batteries), mobile phones and their batteries can be dropped off free of charge, at the designated containers located within Council's Customer Service Centre at 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart.  These batteries are collected and sent for recycling.

For information on Fluorescent Tube recycling please visit http://www.fluorocycle.org.au. A list of recyclers can be found at the following link http://www.fluorocycle.org.au/recyclers.php.

The Hobart City Council's Tip Shop provider, Resource Work Co-operative, provide a community pickup service.  The service will collect a range of materials free of charge for reuse and recycling.  For more information on this service, please see the attached Resource Community Pickup Service flyer.

Fees and Charges

For information on fees and charges please refer to our Fees and Charges page.

Ewaste - drop off at Resource Work Cooperative Tip Shop

Ewaste is able to be delivered to the Resource Work Cooperative Tip Shop at the McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre for reuse and recycling.  Most ewaste products are very difficult to handle and process, and as such require a significant amount of time and resources to ensure recycling is undertaken. 

Televisions can be delivered to the waste transfer station.

For further information contact the Tip Shop on 6224 8669.

 

Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email hcc@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001