Waste Centres

The City of Launceston manages three waste facilities in the municipality's north and north-east.

This page provides information about opening hours and acceptable items at each facility. For more information on waste and recycling visit Rethink Waste

Please note: All waste entering these facilities is subject to the State Landfill Levy, to learn more about how this levy works, visit The Landfill Levy.

Launceston Waste Centre and Transfer Station

Location and operating hours

Address: Cavalry Road, Mowbray

Opening hours: 8:00am to 4:45pm, 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and Good Friday)

Payment methods: Smart cards, credit card, EFTPOS, cash, account (prior approval required) and voucher are accepted. 

About the facility

The Launceston Waste Centre (LWC) houses a recycling shed, transfer station and green waste collection area available to the public to dispose of various materials, as well as landfill and organics processing facility to accommodate municipal waste collections. 

The resale shop 'Uptipity', also located at LWC, is available to the public to purchase items recovered from the waste stream. 

 Acceptable recyclable items can be disposed of free of charge at the facility's Recycling Centre. All other waste disposed of at the Transfer Station will incur a fee. For more information on how to sort your waste and save money and the environment, please read the Sort and Save Fact Sheets.

For more information concerning the disposal of hazardous waste, including asbestos, contact the Customer Service Centre on 03 6323 3000.

Next to the Recycling Centre is Uptipity, a second-hand shop open 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, 7 days a week (closed Christmas day and Good Friday). The store can be contacted on 03 6326 2214 during business hours. Donations to Uptipity can be made at the Recycling Centre.

Recyclable items accepted

  • Aluminium coffee pods
  • Batteries (car and household)
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Building materials
  • Cans (aluminium and tin)
  • Cardboard
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Clear soft plastics
  • Clothing
  • Electrical cables
  • E-waste (TVs, computers, mobile phones, etc)
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
  • Furniture
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Household appliances (microwaves, vacuums, washing machines, etc)
  • Marine flares
  • Oil (cooking and engine)
  • Paint
  • Polystyrene 
  • Resalable items
  • Printer cartridges
  • Scrap metal
  • X-rays

Other accepted items

The following items can be disposed of at the transfer station for either landfilling or further processing, at a cost. 

  • Waste
  • Garden organics
  • Mattresses
  • Clean fill (soil, rocks, concrete (no larger than a football))
  • Tyres (no larger than a small truck tyre)
  • Refrigerators and air conditioners (gassed)

All items disposed of at the transfer station will be subject to either item or weight-based fees. Please note that for items such as refrigerators, the general waste disposal fees apply due to the degassing requirements. 

Launceston FOGO Compost: Sales

FOGO Compost is available now for wholesale sales.

  • No sales to the public
  •  Minimum amount to purchase is 10 tonnes

 To check availability, price, or to place an order, email: FOGOcompost@launceston.tas.gov.au

 Please view the safety data sheet.(PDF, 265KB)

 Disclaimer:

Health warning - this product contains microorganisms avoid breathing dust or mist use in a well ventilated area wear particulate mask if dusty wear gloves and keep product moist when handling wash hands immediately after use before eating, drinking or smoking compost derived from recycled material - may contain low levels of plastic, glass and metal contaminents not recommended for top dressing sports fields, livestock pastures, or inclusion in edible vegetable or plant production.

 

Lilydale Transfer Station

Location and operating hours

Address: Second River Road, Lilydale

Opening hours: Sunday 8:30am - 12:00pm

Payment methods: Smart cards, credit card, EFTPOS, account (prior approval required) and voucher are accepted. 

Materials accepted

  • Waste
  • Garden organics
  • Mixed recycling
  • Cardboard
  • Polystyrene
  • Motor oil
  • Scrap metal (aluminium, brass, lead, copper (ferrous and non-ferrous))
  • Types (no larger than a small truck tyre)

 

Nunamara Transfer Station

Location and operating hours

Address: Binghams Road, Nunamara

Opening hours: Saturday 8:30am - 12:00pm

Payment methods: Smart card, credit card, EFTPOS, account (prior approval required) and voucher are accepted. 

Materials accepted

  • Waste
  • Garden organics
  • Mixed recycling
  • Cardboard
  • Polystyrene
  • Motor oil
  • Scrap metal (aluminium, brass, lead, copper (ferrous and non-ferrous))
  • Tyres (no larger than a small truck tyre)

 

 

Waste Centre and Transfer Stations - Fees and Charges