The City of Launceston wants to keep our municipality litter free for your enjoyment and the good of the environment.

How you can prevent litter

  • Collect your dog's droppings with a bag, like the ones provided in many Council parks, or newspaper and deposit it in a waste bin.
  • If you smoke, use a portable ashtray when out and about to dispose of cigarette butts. 
  • If you see an overflowing City of Launceston bin, please let us know Contact the City of Launceston.
  • Don't overfill your kerbside bins and make sure your waste is contained in bags.
  • Keep a bag in your vehicle to collect rubbish in.
  • If you see litter, pick it up and dispose of correctly.

Abandoned Vehicles

If the vehicle is parked on a public street, public area or an area managed by Council we are authorised to investigate.

Abandoned vehicles are managed as follows:

  • The City of Launceston will investigate to ensure the vehicle is actually abandoned - not owned or registered to anyone.
  • Council liaises with Tasmania Police to ensure the vehicle is not stolen or part of an investigation prior to towing.
  • We issue a 48-hour notice for the vehicle to be moved prior to towing.
  • Council staff have the discretion to crush the vehicle on collection should it be deemed un-roadworthy/beyond repair, burnt out or otherwise not suitable to be stored.
  • If your car is towed, you will be required to produce identification as well as proof of ownership. Fees apply when reclaiming your vehicle.
  • A one-month time restriction applies to impounded vehicles.


Please note just because a vehicle is parked for a long period of time or not frequently used does not mean that it is abandoned.