Living in Dorset

Dorset Council provides community services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

Visiting Dorset

Dorset has a unique blend of wilderness, wildlife, stunning scenery, mining heritage, secluded beaches and world class golf courses.

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 1300 858 824

Business community in Dorset

Dorset Council is focused on providing support to potential investors to facilitate sustainable developments large and small.

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Waste Management

Welcome to the Waste Management section of the Dorset Council website. We have endeavoured to include all information relating to queries you may have of waste management here, and hope this section will be helpful.

A comprehensive waste and recycling service is provided for residents and visitors alike. 

Dorset Council aims to service needs efficiently and in an environmentally conscious manner.

Dorset Council has partnered with a number of national recycling initiatives, including drumMUSTER, and MobileMuster.

>To report a pollution, environmental incident (eg. Illegal Dumping) or littering offence contact Council on (03) 6352 6500

On this page:

  1. Waste Transfer Stations
  2. Opening Hours
  3. Waste Transfer Station Fees
  4. Rubbish Vouchers
  5. Kerbside Collection
  6. Collection Calendar
  7. Recycling and Waste Reduction

Waste Transfer Stations

There are three Waste Transfer Stations located across the region:

> Scottsdale Waste Transfer Station – (03) 6352 3402 | 750 Bridport Road JETSONVILLE


> Gladstone Waste Transfer Station – (03) 6357 2182 | Carr Street/Cape Portland Road GLADSTONE

> Branxholm Waste Transfer Station – (03) 6354 6372 | Ruby Flats Road BRANXHOLM

Please note that pets are to remain in vehicles at all times whilst at the Waste Transfer Stations.  Children are to remain under close supervision if in the Last Chance Resale Shop and to remain under supervision and within the vehicle at all other times whilst on the site.

Last Chance Resale Shop

The Last Chance Resale Shop is located at the Scottsdale Waste Transfer Station.  Donations of quality, used furniture and items are accepted.  All proceeds go towards a local charity.  At the 18 February 2019 Council Meeting, Council approved the allocation of funds raised from the Tip Shop to the Royal Flying Doctors Service ($1,685.50) and to Rural Alive & Well Inc ($1,685.50).  All proceeds from 1 January 2019 will be allocated to a Dorset charitable organisation by a six monthly expressions of interest process. Local registered charities are encouraged to apply  Expression of Interest form.


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*Gladstone Waste Transfer Station is also open from 9am to 3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays that fall after a gazetted public holiday.

ALL WASTE TRANSFER STATIONS ARE CLOSED on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.  EFTPOS is available at the Scottsdale Waste Transfer Station.

Waste Transfer Station Fees

Rubbish Vouchers

Dorset Council property owners are provided with 5 rubbish vouchers per annum.  1 token provides free entry for waste not exceeding a volume or 3 cubic metres uncompacted. 

Vouchers are not transferrable and are valid until 31 July 2019.

Landlords are requested to pass vouchers onto tenants as soon as possible.  Tenants wishing to enquire about Tip Vouchers should contact the managing agent or landlord. 

Kerbside Collection

A fortnightly kerbside collection service is offered to residential areas for collection of household waste and recycling.

The standard waste wheelie bin is 120L.  Bins can be upgraded to a 240L bin or downgraded to an 80L bin. Contact Council for more information. 

To make sure your bins are emptied:

  • Ensure there is 1 metre between bins
  • Make sure the wheels of the bin are nearest to your property
  • Do not place bins under trees that have overhanging branches
  • Do not overfill your bins.  Overfilled or excessively heavy bins may not be emptied

If you are unsure about what can be put into your kerbside collection bins and what needs to go to a Waste Transfer Station check out our handy A-Z guide

Dorset Council A-Z Guide to Recycling and Waste

For damaged, lost or stolen bins or to apply for a new bin contact Council on (03) 6352 6500

Collection Calendar

Recycling and Waste Reduction

Free Recycling

Did you know that many materials can be recycled for FREE at our Waste Transfer Stations?  This includes:

  • Green Waste (Separated)
  • E-Waste (TV’s, Computers, Printers etc)
  • Polystyrene
  • Silage Wraps
  • Car Batteries
  • Steel and whitegoods
  • Motor vehicle bodies

Check our fees and charges for further information relating to Waste Transfer Station fees.

Dorset Council is a member of the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group (NTWMG).

The NTWMG works to achieve improvements in waste reduction and resource recovery, improve regional cooperation and coordination of waste services, oversee waste management policy setting and service delivery, and coordinate community education.

The NTWMG is part of a statewide initiative called Rethink Waste which provides resources, funding and information to improve our collective efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle - you can find out more here!