Waste management is a core business area for Councils. It encompasses all activities and services that revolve around collecting, disposing of and reducing waste. In dealing with waste management Council uses the most effective technologies and methods available whilst striving to protect environmental and public health.
All Tasmanian Councils run some form of garbage collection, recycling service and operate waste transfer stations and/or landfill sites.
Your co-operation is sought in maintaining the appearance of the community by assisting with the prevention of littering. Many road verges continue to be inundated with litter and it takes considerable effort to restore and maintain their appearance. Severe penalties exist under the Litter Act 1973 for littering and several of Council's officers are appointed as authorised officers for the purpose of abating the problems of refuse dumping and littering in unauthorised areas. You can help by ensuring your garbage is well contained and secure on collection days, keeping the verge clean near your home and picking up and disposing of unsightly litter. If you see litter, please report it via rubbish.epa.tas.gov.au