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Recycling and Waste


The City of Hobart 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.

For information regarding the contents of kerbside waste bins please refer to State of Waste in City of Hobart

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

Community Pickup Service

Do you have re-usable items you no longer need but are too good to throw away? Do you have any left-over materials from a building project? The Resource Work Cooperative provides a FREE collection service for reusable goods, including residential and commercial pickups.

The Community Pickup Service will accept a range of materials suitable for reuse, including furniture, doors and windows, clothing, timber, metals and tools of all kinds.

Resource Work Cooperative is a non-for-profit, self-funding worker's cooperative, and in addition to the Community Pick up Service, they operate the Resource Tip Shop in South Hobart, can supply materials for your next renovation or art project, or even sustainably deconstruct entire buildings!

They collect goods from the Greater Hobart area, so get in touch to see how they can help on 1300 575 866 or pickup@resource.coop

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.

Congratulations to the following organisations that were successful in receiving funding under the 2016 City of Hobart Waste Reduction Grants Program.

  • Greening Australia – Grow Your Own Lunch
  • St Mary’s College – Sustainability Action Group
  • Resource Work Cooperative – Art Parts
  • Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Incorporated – Caring for Country

The City looks forward to seeing positive waste reduction outcomes from these fantastic projects.

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

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.

Fees and Charges

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

Customer Service Centre

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

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001