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.


Waste Management

All ratepayers are provided with Waste Disposal Vouchers for the 2018/2019 Financial Year.  1 token provides free entry for waste not exceeding a volume of 3 cubic metres uncompacted.  Landlords are requested to pass vouchers onto tenants as soon as possible.  Vouchers and tokens are not transferable and are valid until 31 July 2019.


Waste Transfer Station | Opening Hours

 

Scottsdale

Branxholm

Gladstone*

MON

10am – 2pm

CLOSED

9am – 3pm

TUE

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

WED

9am – 5pm

1pm – 5pm

1pm – 5pm

THU

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

FRI

9am – 5pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

SAT

9am – 5pm

9am – 5pm

9am – 4pm

SUN

9am – 5pm

1pm – 5pm

10am  5pm

*Gladstone Waste Transfer Station is also open from 9am to 3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays that fall on 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

General Refuse Accepted

Fee

120 lt Wheelie Bin/Container

$3.00

250 lt Wheelie Bin/Container

$4.00

Car Boot/Station Wagon (up to 0.5m3)

$6.50

Single Axle Trailer/Ute/Van (up to 2m3)

$11.00

Commercial or Trade Waste – uncompacted m3

$22.00

Commercial or Trade Waste – compacted m3

$66.00

Car/Motorbike Tyre – each

                    $5.50

Light Truck Tyre – each

$11.00

Spring Mattresses

$11.00

Large Truck/Plant Tyre – each

$22.00

Timber (treated) m3

$22.00

Domestic/Trade Double Axle Trailer (up to 3m3)

$18.00

Commercial High Volume

 

$135/tonne*

 *conditions apply

Recyclable Materials Accepted

Fee

Separated Paper, Paperboard, Plastics (1,2,3,4,5,7), Cardboard, Oil, Aluminium Cans, Steel Cans and Glass

Free

Mixed Paper, Paperboard, Plastics (1,2,3,4,5,7), Cardboard, Oil, Aluminium Cans, Steel Cans and Glass

Fees Apply

Timber (untreated)

Free

Separated Green Waste

Free

Polystyrene Packaging Materials

Free

Triple Rinsed Chemical Containers (DrumMuster endorsed)

Free

Car Batteries

Free

E Waste (TV & Computers, Printers, etc)

Free

Steel and White Goods

Free

Motor Vehicle Bodies

Free

 

 

To download a PDF copy of the 2018-19 Waste Management Information, including Waste Transfer Station opening hours, kerbside collection days, etc -  click here


Dorset Council A-Z Guide to Recycling and Waste

Do you ask yourself, can I recycling this but have no idea where to look to see if you can?  Have a look at the Dorset Council A-Z Guide to Recycling and Waste which outlines a range of items and where you can recycle or dispose of them.

Dorset Council A-Z Guide to Recycling and Waste


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!

FREE Polystyrene Recycling

Did you know clean polystyrene packaging, as found around new TVs and fridges, can be recycled (just not via our domestic recycling)? You can simply drop it off (for FREE) at the Scottsdale Waste Transfer Station.  Polystyrene is mostly air, so melting the polystyrene into bricks reduces its volume by over 95%. Once melted down, the bricks are then easily shipped away to be recycled into other products.