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Hard Waste Collection Service

The Launceston City Council offers residents in the Launceston municipality the opportunity to dispose of unwanted hard waste items each year. The Hard Waste Collection Service is an opportunity for residents to dispose of items that cannot be placed in the regular kerbside collection.

The 2014 Hard Waste Collection Service is a registered service and registrations have now closed.  Registration was open from 9 December 2013 to 6 February 2014.

The Collection will begin on Tuesday 11 March 2014.
  The collection schedule is outlined below. Alternatively, click here to view the collection map.



  Tuesday 11 March

  Prospect, Windermere, Dilston, Lilydale, Bangor, Turners Marsh  

  Wednesday 12 March  

  Kings Meadows, Trevallyn

  Thursday 13 March

  Launceston, South Launceston, Mayfield, Rocherlea

  Friday 14 March

  Ravenswood, West Launceston

  Monday 17 March

  East Launceston, Invermay, Mowbray

  Tuesday 18 March

  Newstead, Waverley

  Wednesday 19 March

  Newnham, St Leonards

  Thursday 20 March

  Norwood, Punchbowl

  Friday 21 March


  Monday 24 March

  Youngtown, Blessington, Nunamara, White Hills



Residents are reminded that only items registered with the Council can be placed out for collection.

Residents are also reminded of the following general conditions of collection:

  • Maximum weights for each item apply; two people must be able to safely lift each item.
  • Maximum lengths apply; items must not exceed 1.5m in length.
  • The total volume of items must not exceed two cubic metres per property – this is approximately the space of an average dining table.
  • All items with doors must have their doors removed prior to being placed out for collection.
  • Items will only be collected from those properties that have pre-registered for the service.
  • Only registered items will be collected
  • Residents are to place items out for collection no earlier than the evening before their scheduled collection date and no later than 6.00am on their collection day.

Items which fail to meet these conditions will not be collected.

Items which will not be collected as part of this Service include asbestos (or any hazardous waste), tyres, gas bottles, loose rubble or fill, green waste, mattresses, liquids and broken glass.

Further, for your information, the terms and conditions of the collection are below:

By requesting a hard waste collection all registered residents agreed to the terms and conditions listed below:
Items must be placed out no earlier than the day before the collection and no later than 6am of the morning of the collection

  • Items will be placed out for the scheduled collection day
  • Items left for collection must be able to be easily lifted by two people and must be less than 1.5 metres in length
  • Any items registered for collection that have a door, for example, cupboards, refrigerators and washing machines, will have the doors removed and placed neatly beside the item
  • No hazardous or prohibited items will be left out for collection.  Items that will not be collected include:

Items that will NOT be collected are:

  • Asbestos
  • Tyres and engine blocks
  • Green waste (inlcuding tree branches and lawn clippings)
  • Liquids (including paint, chemicals or oils)
  • Broken glass
  • Gas cylinders
  • Loose rubble (including bricks)
  • Batteries
  • Mattresses

Items will not be collected from within property boundaries or inside fences, porches or any location other than the nature strip or footpath immediately adjacent the property. 

Items will be collected on the scheduled collection day even if it is raining.