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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. Recycling and Waste Reduction
  7. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 to 30 June 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.

 


Opening Hours

 

Scottsdale

Branxholm

Gladstone*

MON

10am – 2pm

CLOSED

9am – 3pm

TUE

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

WED

9am – 5pm

9am – 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 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 August 2020.

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

All developed properties within the localities of Bridport, Scottsdale, Nabowla, Ringarooma, Legerwood, Branxholm, Winnaleah, Derby, Pioneer, Herrick, Gladstone and Tomahawk that are zoned as:

  • General Residential
  • Low Density Residential
  • Rural Living
  • Urban Mixed Use
  • Village
  • Local Business
  • General Business; or
  • Particular Purpose

wll be provided with a mandatory waste and recycling kerbside collection service. 

Properties will be supplied with a standard set of 1 x medium -120L waste mobile garbage bin (MGB) and 1 x 240 L recycling MGB (waste bins are also available in small - 80L, and large – 240L).  Additional bins may be requested - please note additional fees and charges apply.

Owners of vacant lots will not automatically receive a kerbside collection service, however can apply for a service by contacting Council.  

Property owners with properties of any zoning who have road frontage on the prescribed kerbside collection route may be eligible to opt in for kerbside collection services. 

To avoid interruption to your kerbside collection service, please ensure that you prepare for your collection days by:

• Placing your bins on the kerbside by 5.45am on the day of collection;

• Positioning bins with at least 1m between them;

• Positioning the wheels of the bin towards your property;

• Positioning your bin away from overhanging branches or other obstructions;

• Ensuring your bin is not overflowing or overly heavy; and

• Contacting Council within 48 hours if your bin has not been collected.


Recycling and Waste Reduction

 

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

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/Pallet Wrap
  • Car Batteries
  • Steel and whitegoods
  • Motor vehicle bodies

Other recycling programs


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