Southern Waste Solutions

Mobile Phone Recycling

Recycling your old mobile phones through MobileMuster is easy and free;

  • Drop them off at the Nubeena Council Offices (1713 Main Road, Nubeena)
  • Post them in using a free reply paid recycling satchel available from any Australia Post agent
  • Go to to find your nearest drop-off points or download a mailing label

For more information on why and where to recycle with MobileMuster go to

What parts of the phone is eligible?

mobile phones – what you can recycle

Printer Cartridges Recycling

You can drop off your old printer cartridges for recycling through ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ at the Nubeena Council Offices (1713 Main Road, Nubeena).

What Can Be Recycled Through The Program?

All inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and toner bottles from participating brands can be placed in the ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ box.

This includes:
  • Mixed cartridges
  • Inkjet cartridges
  • Laser cartridges
  • Toner bottles
  • Fuser and drum units
  • Print heads and Waste hoppers/containers collectors and kits
The participating brands that are taking responsibility for the cartridges they produce are:
  • Brother
  • Canon
  • Epson
  • HP
  • Konica Minolta
  • Kyocera
  • Lexman

For more information visit

drumMUSTER – this service is currently suspended following council takeover of the Nubeena Transfer Station but it will be introduced in the near future. Currently the nearest drumMUSTER drop of is at the Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station.

Empty agricultural & veterinary chemical containers (either plastic or metal) can be recycled under Agsafe’s drumMUSTER programme and turned into things like wheelie bins, pipes and fence posts.

Council holds periodic collection days at the Nubeena Transfer Station.  Containers cannot be dropped off there at other times.

The containers must:

  • be thoroughly rinsed out – please check there’s no chemical residue in the container or around its threads (lids cannot be recycled – different material)
  • have the drumMUSTER logo on them (either on the label or embossed in the plastic)

Containers that are not clean or do not have the logo cannot be accepted as part of this programme.

If you have containers to drop off or have further questions, please contact John Hueston at Tasman Council:           

phone: 6250 9200

Other Recycling Options
Soft plastics

Currently there are no options for recycling soft plastics following the closure of the REDCycle scheme at Coles and Woolworths. Both the federal Government and the Tasmanian Government are looking at ways to reintroduce a scheme. Please do not place soft plastics in your recycling bin as they contaminate what can be recycled.


Woolworths, Coles and Mitre 10 in Sorell and the Hill Street Grocer in Dodges Ferry have battery recycling bins that accept all household and button batteries

Battery World – Argyle St, Hobart accepts all types of batteries for recycling.  There may be a fee for commercial quantities.

Marshall Batteries – 4 Gordon Street, Sorell accepts car batteries for recycling.


Officeworks in Hobart has a recycling programme for unwanted computers and other IT hardware.

Recycling Information Hub

There’s heaps of recycling ideas, information and even some games on the Rethink Waste Tasmania website: