Sorting Your Waste

 Download this quick reference guide: Know Your Waste 

Waste wheelie bin


Place only domestic waste and
non-recyclables in your wheelie bin

Do not place green waste or
recyclables in your waste bin. 

Recycling wheelie bin

Recycling wheelie bin

Rince your recyclables dishwater to save water.
Remove Lids, no soft Plastics.


Green waste


Please do not place green waste or food in your wheelie bin,
use a mulch mower, Take it to Waste Centre or Compost


Green Waste Tokens


Take greenwaste to the waste centre and
use your green waste tokens.




 Compost at home for fruit and vegetable scraps.
Don't lose those valuable nutrients, return them to your garden.

Waste Management Centre


289 Mooreville Road, Burnie,
Waste Management Centre 
recycling area, tip shop and landfill

Drop off recyclable items for FREE

Sorting Activities at the
Waste Transfer and Resource Recovery Facility (WTRRF) 

Many Sorting Activities also occur after waste arrives at the waste Transfer and Resource Recovery Facility, these include

  1. Cutting cords from electrical items to recycle the copper and some electric motors.
  2. Dismantling items containing Metals from their Plastics and Glass casings including Aluminium, Steel, Stainless, Copper.
  3. Dismantle Mattresses to recover the springs for recycling.
  4. Separating Clean Cardboard for recycling.
  5. Separating Clean Untreated Timber for chipping.

 Each of these activities take time and effort, but are important to recover valuable resources and reduce the waste that is then transferred to landfill. 

 You can help by putting aside any of the above products and letting the friendly Transpacific Industries staff know if you have them in your load.

Waste Hierarchy

The waste hierarchy is considered by most to effectively define the range of approaches to waste management that are can be implemented. 

The hierarchy aims to achieve the maximum practical benefit from the resources used in products we consume and manages waste in a way that minimises the amount that ends up going to landfill.

Waste Avoidance – not producing waste in the first instance

Waste Reduction – minimising production of waste.

Waste Reuse – continuing the use products in their original form – and repurposing products in their original form for other uses.

Waste Recycling -   Resources contained in waste items are recovered and reprocessed to make similar materials or provide feedstock for another process.

Waste Recovery  - uses the energy embodied in waste to create heat or electricity, or by gas recovery to be used as a fuel.

Waste Disposal  - when no other opportunity currently exists for the product then responsible disposal of – eg EPA approved landfilling.