Resource Recovery Initiatives

Mobile Muster - Recycle your batteries, chargers and accessories

Australia’s leading not-for-profit mobile phone recycler, MobileMuster is calling on all Australians to recycle their old mobile if they upgrade or buy one as a gift during the holidays or summer sales.

“We know over Christmas and during the summer sales that nearly half of all Aussies are going buy or think of buying a new mobile" said Rose Read, Recycling Manager for MobileMuster.

“As new mobiles are bought many old ones end up lying around in drawers unused and going to waste”

Zero Waste Home - Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Discover incredible health, financial and time saving benefits of the Zero Waste Home, and what small changes you can make for a Healthy Lifestyle.

Simplify Your Life by Reducing Your Waste!

Sustainable Presents, Parties - and the 12 Do's of Christmas

A clean and green Party is just a click away.

The festive season is a time for family, friends, holidays, presents and lots of food!

There are lots of simple things you can do to have a fun and also green festive season. Some of them will also save you money too!

Soft Plastics and Bags Recycling - Do the Scrunch Test!

Do the - Scrunch Test - to decide if an item can be recycled in your Yellow Lid Bin.

Hard Rigid Plastics are OK, Soft & Breakable and Bags are not.

National Recycling Week

National Recycling Week this year Planet Ark is lifting the lid on Australia's successful recyclers.

Find out what makes them so successful.

How Big is Your Footprint?

Measure your ecological footprint to see how the way you live is impacting the planet

Plus information from NSW environment website showing how you can change the way you live towards a sustainable lifestyle.

Spring Clean your Home and List your re-use Items for FREE!!

October is Spring Cleaning time!!
Declutter your home and pass on all that stuff you don't use anymore.

"One person's Trash is another ones Treasure!!"

Reporting Abandoned Shopping Trolley's

Don't forget to return your Trolley to the nearest Trolley Bay!

If you see a trolley that’s wandered away, you can help our neighbourhood by reporting it to Trolley Tracker™ on or free-call to 1800 641 497.


Biodiversity Month is held in September each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world.

Human beings depend for their sustenance, health, well-being and enjoyment of life on biodiversity. We derive all of our food and many medicines and industrial products from the wild and domesticated components of biological diversity. Biodiversity is the basis for much of our recreation and tourism, and includes the ecosystems which provide us with many services such as clean water.

Silage Wrap Recycling

Poly Marketing Pty Limited T/as Envorinex is collecting waste silage wrap free of charge from all Tasmanian farmers who register.

To register or for more information please contact 6382 1844 or visit

Electronic Waste - eWaste

Need some ideas for what to do with your used Computers, Monitors, TVs, Stereos, Kitchen Appliances and other electronic items.

You can:
- Rehome them if they are still working or
- Recycle them if they are not.

National Tree Day

Planet Ark is calling on all Green Thumbs to register their National Tree Day Site

National Tree Day will be on Sunday 31st July and Schools Tree Day will be on Friday 29th July
Register Online Now!

or call 1300 88 5000 - Because Life is Better With Trees

Plastic Free Living July

Are you trying to reduce or avoid your use of Plastics?

Bring your own cup, ask for no straw, speak up at the checkout that you've brought your own bags. Choose to purchase alternative items with less packaging. Lots of little habits = change :)

Home Energy Audit Toolkit - HEAT

SAVE MONEY on your Power Bill for FREE!!

World Environment Day

The 5th of June is World Environment Day (WED).

The Theme this year is - Think.Eat.Save

To get involved why not commit to:
- Buying Local Food, choose food by the least distance travelled,
- Grow your own veges and fruit, food swap with your neighbours
- No food in landfill - compost , wormfarm, keep chooks, . . . the possibilities are endless.

Telephone Book Recycling / Cancellation

Got old directories?

Simply recycle them through your normal household (Yellow Lid Bin) or work recycling service!

Bulk loads of directories can be deposited for free in the co-mingled skip at the Burnie Waste Managment Centre.

Composting - Better Soil, Better Life, Better Future

Organic material ‘anaerobically’ without air in landfill produces methane: a gas with 25 x the global warming impact of Co2!

If composted, this same organic mulch helps to absorb carbon back into the soil instead.

Waste Minimisation Hierarchy - more than the Three R's

To Save Energy Avoid and Reduce waste in the first instance, only then Recycling what can’t be Reused first!

Fluro Tube and Globe Recycling

Flouro Lamps Recycling now as 'ezy' as posting a letter!
Ezy-Return reply-paid Recycling Packs.
You simply fill the pack(s) and lodge them at any Australia Post outlet/agent.
Local Stockists of Ezy-Return Recycling Packs include major Electrical Suppliers:
Rexel Electrical Supplies -
12 Wellington St, Burnie South TAS 7320 ph: (03) 6431 3788

Product Packaging Design

Sustainable Packaging:

Smarter packaging = less waste = cleaner environment.

Tassievores - Tasmanian Eat Local Challenge

The Tasmanian Eat Local Challenge is a simple, fun and delicious way to get involved for a happy, healthy, sustainable and prosperous Tasmania.

Each week in March we will set a mini-challenge for you to take part in. Or you can just try to choose more Tasmanian during March (and hopefully beyond). This is a fun and delicious challenge, so get ready!

Clean Up Australia Day

"Think of the places that are important to you - your local park, sporting fields, beaches, walking tracks, streets and biketracks - and make a team to join the Team Clean Up."

To register for the First Sunday in March go to:

Produce to the People Tasmania

Too many tomatoes/lettuce/zucchinis in your garden?

You may drop off at The Farm at Burnie High School where PTTP run a #FreeFoodHub for distributing to local schools and charities. is Tasmania’s Statewide Carpooling Network

Register for FREE!
Fill up your Car! Meet new people! Go Places!
Save $ and do your bit for combating global climate change.