Tasman Waste Collection Service

Tasman Council’s waste collection service is currently contracted to Veolia Environmental Services. The contract commenced on 1-Jul-17 for a 5 year term.

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The routine fortnightly collection is as follows;


  • From Northern Council boundary at Dunalley, Murdunna, Sommers Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna through to Port Arthur, Carnavon, Stormlea to White Beach turnoff


  • From White Beach turnoff into White Beach, Nubeena (including Nubeena Back Road), Roaring Beach, Saltwater River, Sloping Main, Premaydena, Koonya to Arthur Highway

Click here for a current waste collection calendar and details of what can be recycled:

Garbage & Recycling Calendar / What Can Go in Your Bin

Guide to Recycling


Council is able to offer all ratepayers with a current waste collection to increase their recycling bin from 120L bin to 240L.  If this is something that you would be interested in, please contact Council at your earliest convenience to organise a new bin and to discuss additional fees.

Tips to ensure your bin is collected:

  • Place both your recycling bin and rubbish bin out for collection the night before (Friday) or no later than 6am on your collection day (Saturday)
  • Make sure there is a distance of at least 1 metre between your bins and obstacles such as poles or trees
  • Bins must face the road with handles facing your house

All residents have a green 120 or 240 litre wheelie bin for recycling and a 240 litre wheelie bin (red lid) for rubbish to be collected each fortnight.  Please observe these requirements to assist with your collection:

  • The 240 litre bins (red lid) are for domestic waste only, such as food scraps and non-recyclable items.  Do not put bricks, heavy timber or steel in the bin.  These materials can damage the collection equipment.
  • No paint, chemicals, liquids or motor oil.
  • Number your bin lid to protect against loss or theft.
  • Bag all items, especially dust and loose materials to prevent jamming and aviod spillage during collections.
  • Do not place rubbish beside or on top of the bin.
  • Remove bin from kerbside as soon as possible after collection.

Bin repairs/replacements:

If your bin is damaged or goes missing, you will need to advise Council in order for a replacement bin to be distributed.  Your first replacement bin is free, subsequent bins will incur a replacement fee.  Council encourages households to number your bin clearly to deter theft.  If you wish to apply for an extra bin please contact Council.  Additional waste collection charges will apply.

Where your rubbish goes:

Contents from your domestic waste bin is transported to the Copping Landfill Site.  This site is not open to the public.

Nubeena Transfer Station

Located at 60 Tip Road, Nubeena there is the Nubeena Transfer Station.  Open hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday – 9am to 1pm
  • Wednesday – 9am to 1pm
  • Saturday – 9am to 1pm
  • Sunday – 12pm to 4pm

The following fees apply for the disposal of rubbish at the transfer station:

Waste Management – Nubeena Waste Transfer Station – GST Included

Description 2022-2023 2021-2022
Domestic (household) waste $19 m3 or $4 per bag (whichever is less) $18 m3 or $3.70 per bag (whichever is less)
Recyclables $19 m3 $18 m3
Green Waste $6 m3 $6 m3
White goods $12 per item $11 per item
Metal, Oil & Batteries No Charge No Charge
Commercial & Construction Waste $37 m3 $35 m3
Tyres – cars, motorcycles (per tyre) $10 $10
Tyres – light truck, 4WD (per tyre) $21 $20
Truck tyres (per tyre) $37 $35

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Mobile Phone Recycling

Recycing 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 www.mobilemuster.com.au 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 www.mobilemuster.com.au

What parts of the phone is eligable?

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
  • Kycera
  • Lexman

For more information visit https://planetark.org/programs/cartridges-4-planet-ark


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:       john.hueston@tasman.tas.gov.au            phone: 6250 9205

Other recycling options

Soft plastics

There are drop off points at Coles and Woolworths stores for clean and dry soft plastics (anything that will scrunch) e.g. bread bags, biscuit wrappers, packaging from toilet rolls, pasta bags, frozen food bags, lolly bags, plastic bags, old green recycled shopping bags, cereal box liners.

For a more detailed list of what can and cannot be accepted please go to:



Woolworths in Sorell now has a battery and mobile phone recycling bin which accepts:

  • all handheld batteries, including button batteries, AAA, AA, A, C, D and 9V
  • mobile phones, their batteries, chargers and accessories
  • mobile wireless modems
  • smartwatches and fitness trackers

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: