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

Waste Transfer Stations

There are three Waste Transfer Stations located across the region:

> Scottsdale Waste Transfer Station – (03) 6352 3402

> Gladstone Waste Transfer Station – (03) 6357 2182 

> Branxholm Waste Transfer Station – (03) 6354 6372

There is also a resale shop (The Last Chance Shop) located at the Scottsdale Waste Transfer Station.  Donations of quality, used furniture and items are accepted.  All proceeds go towards a local charity.

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

Opening Hours






10am – 2pm


9am – 3pm






9am – 5pm

1pm – 5pm

1pm – 5pm






9am – 5pm




9am – 5pm

9am – 5pm

9am – 4pm


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.

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 31st 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:

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 (see above)

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:

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!