Spring is coming, time to remove that extra waste

Published on 13 August 2019

Hardwaste 2019

Do you have the urge to freshen up after a long winter inside? There is nothing that feels as fresh and satisfying like a little spring cleaning.

The first step to any spring cleaning venture is to declutter - and that’s where we come in!

Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said “Council are committed to assisting the community to tackle the issue of waste in our society and have a few tips to help you get rid of that excess waste you have accumulated, with a focus on reusing or recycling wherever possible.”

  1. Our first tip is to ‘Sort your load’. There are quite a few items that can be dropped off for FREE at the Burnie Waste Management Centre and Tip Shop, so by sorting your load, you’ll save yourself time and money and you’ll be doing your bit for Tassie.

  2. Our second tip is ‘Familiarise yourself with the Waste Management Centre map’ to find out where to drop items off, you can then pack your car or trailer accordingly.

  3. Our third tip is keep a copy of the A-Z Recycling Guide handy. You will have received the guide with your rates notice (it had a magnet on the back so hopefully it’s on your fridge). This little guide is an invaluable tool for working out what goes where (waste centre, tip shop, recycling bin, Woolies/Coles etc).

The Waste Centre map and A-Z Recycling flyer can be downloaded from our website here and are available from our City Offices, 80 Wilson Street, Burnie.

The waste vouchers that you received with your rates notice can be used to drop off green waste and general waste for free.

If you have large items that you are unable to transport to the Burnie Waste Management Centre, please hold on to it until the Hardwaste Collection in November.

Mayor Kons said “A Hardwaste Collection will run again this year from Monday 11 to Friday 15 November and Council is excited to report that the service will be extended to include some rural areas and that there is no need to register for this year’s Hardwaste Collection.”

 “The Burnie City Council’s Hardwaste Collection is a great way to help the community, especially those who find it tough transporting large items to the tip, to get rid of large bulky items safely and in a way that is best for our environment.”

A full list of items that can be collected is available here or simply call the Waste Management Centre on 6430 5801.

Happy spring cleaning, here are some recycling tips to help you throughout the year:

  • Don't forget to keep all your soft plastics and drop them at Woolies and Coles to be recycled
  • Batteries, coffee pods, mobile phones and printer cartridges can be place in containers at Council Offices for FREE
  • Excess household recyclables (cans, bottles and cardboard) can be dropped off at the Burnie Waste Management Centre for FREE
  • Reusable items can be dropped off at the Burnie Tip Shop for FREE
  • Electronic items can be dropped off at the Burnie Waste Management Centre for FREE
  • Paint, fluorescent and household globes, waste oil, car batteries, cooking oil and small (under 9kg) gas bottles can be dropped off at the  Burnie Waste Management Centre for FREE


Map - Waste Management Centre