Other recycling and disposal options

Community pickup service

The Resource Work Cooperative provides a free reusable goods collection service from residential and commercial premises across greater Hobart. This includes the collection of left-over materials from a building project and household items you no longer need, like furniture, doors and windows, clothing, timber, metals and tools of all kinds.

The Resource Work Cooperative is a not-for-profit, self-funding workers' cooperative that also operates the Resource Tip Shop in South Hobart. 

phone 1300 575 866

email pickup@resource.coop.

Batteries and fluorescent tubes

Dry-cell batteries (for example, AA batteries) and mobile phones and their batteries can be dropped into containers at the Hobart Council Centre at 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, free of charge. The batteries are collected and sent for recycling.

For information on fluorescent tube recycling please visit the FluroCycle website.

Paint 

Households and trade painters can dispose of unwanted paint and old paint containers for free at the Paintback collection point at the tip. The Paintback program recycles the containers and re-purposes the paint, rather than putting it into landfill. 

Up to 100 litres of paint is accepted per visit, in containers of not more than 20 litres. For more information please visit the Paintback website.

Usable paint can be dropped off at the Tip Shop for resale.