Commercial Collections

Commercial waste is collected weekly from business

The commercial property rate entitles business tenements to one wheelie bin refuse collection per week. Properties are to supply their own general waste bin.

Additional collections are available on application. Registered commercial refuse bins will be identified using daily colour coded stickers and an assigned business number.

Application Forms for New or Additional Services are available in the downloads section.

Businesses that generate significant amounts of Waste and Recycling are encouraged to use private sector services.

Collection Times

Wheelie bins must be placed at the kerbside clear of obstructions prior to 7.30 am on the morning of collection.

Pick up is between 7.30 am and 4.30 pm and bins should be returned to the premises as soon as possible after collection to avoid pedestrian obstruction, theft or vandalism.

Recycling for Business


Cardboard collection services will be provided by JJ Richards on behalf of the Council in both the CBD and Outer Business District Areas of Burnie

Cardboard must be flattened and stacked neatly at an approved pick up point by 5pm on the day of collection. Please ensure plastic tape is removed and boxes are to be emptied of all contents, including packaging material prior to flattening. Skip Hire and additional collections are available by private arrangment with a contractor.

CBD - Cardboard is collected Weekly on Tuesday from 5-7pm

Outer Business Districts - Cardboard will be collected Fortnightly on a Tuesday 

Cardboard Collection Calendar - Outer Business Districts

For New Collections Please Register your Collection Point by filling out a New Service Form:   Cardboard Collection Point - New Service 

Office Paper and Kerbside Recyclables  (Comingled Yellow Lid Bin)

CBD -  Office Paper and other Recycling collections in the CBD are by private arrangement with a local contractor, options include both skips and wheelie bins. Veolia provide recycle collection services in the CBD.

Outer Business Districts - If your business is in a residential street receiving the fortnightly kerbside service and you would like to be included please indicate your interest by filling out a New Service Form:

icon-pdf.png Commercial Recycling Collection Form New Service (For Businesses located in Residential streets)

 For more kerbside recycling information click:  Kerbside Recycling Collection

Electronic Waste (eWaste)

Computers, Monitors, TVs and accessories can be deposited in a designated e-Waste area for recycling – limit four items per visit.

Mobile Phones, batteries and accessories can be disposed of at the Tip Shop or City Offices for FREE through the Mobile Muster program.  Alternatively Post them in using MobileMuster's reply paid mailing label. Please package the mobile phones, batteries and chargers in a box as per the packaging instructions on the Mobile Muster website.

Printer Cartriges can be disposed of for FREE at the Tip Shop or City Offices.  Other drop off locations include: Australia Post, Dick Smith, Harvey Norman.  For Offices that would need their own collection both Australian Laser Charge Replas (Big Yellow Box) and Planet Ark offer boxes for free collection.

Fluro Tubes can be recycled through Ezy-Return™ reply-paid lamp recycling packs. You simply purchase the box from a local electrical retail shop like Rexel or online, fill the pack(s) and then lodge them (reply paid) at any Australia Post outlet/agent.

Batteries - Dry Cells including Primary (non-rechargeable, mostly alkaline batteries containing zinc and manganese) and Secondary (nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium ion).  Can be recycled through reply-paid recycling packs from: TPI Cleanaway 13 13 39 online or SITA 13 13 35 online.    

Council encourages the commercial and business sector to recycle wherever possible.  To arrange a recycling collection service contact one of the local private commercial collection providers.



Return completed applications in person, or by post to:
Works and Services -
Burnie City Council,
80 Wilson Street, Burnie.