Waste Centres

Overview

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

This section provides information about opening hours and acceptable items at each facility. 

For more information on waste and recycling visit Rethink Waste

Launceston Waste Centre and Transfer Station

Address: Cavalry Road, Mowbray

Open: Monday - Sunday: 8am - 4.45pm
Please note all vehicles must enter the Recycle Depot before going on to the weigh bridge

About the facility: The Launceston Waste Centre and Transfer Station accept a range of waste material and recyclable items. 

Recyclable waste can be disposed of at no cost at the facility's Recycling depot. However, all other waste disposed of at the Launceston Waste 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(PDF, 4MB).

For more information concerning the disposal of hazardous waste, including asbestos, contact Remount Road Administration Support on 03 6323 3500.

Next to the facility is Uptipity, a second-hand shop open 8.30am to 4pm, 7 days a week (closed Christmas day and Good Friday), phone 03 6326 2214Donations to Uptipity can be made at the Recycling depot in the Waste Centre.

Recyclable items accepted:

  • Aluminium cans
  • Books
  • Car batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Cooking oil
  • Electronics
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Household batteries including AAs, AAAs, and button batteries
  • Magazines
  • Mixed recycling
  • Motor oil
  • Newspaper
  • Paint - oil based and water based
  • Polystyrene 
  • Reusable goods including bric-a-brac, books, building materials, clothing, furniture and paint
  • Scrap metal
  • Soft plastic
  • Steel
  • Timber
  • Triple-rinsed chemical drums
  • White goods (excluding refrigerators and freezers) 
  • White paper

Other materials accepted at the Transfer Station:

  • Garbage
  • Garden waste
  • Mattresses
  • Soil and clean fill
  • Tyres

Fees: All disposal fees relating to residual waste entering landfill will have a Regional Waste Levy (RWL) amount applied. The RWL amount that has been agreed by the eight northern member councils is $5.00 per tonne (GST not applicable). This amount has been added to the disposal fees. The levy will provide an annual ongoing funding stream to enable projects that support waste minimisation and recycling programs throughout the northern region through the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group.

Waste Centre and Transfer Stations - Fees and Charges

Launceston Waste Centre(PDF, 185KB)
Lilydale Transfer Station(PDF, 169KB)
Nunamara Transfer Station(PDF, 162KB)

Please contact us if you have any questions. 

Lilydale Transfer Station

Address: Second River Road, Lilydale

Open: Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Materials accepted:

  • Aluminium, brass, lead and copper
  • Cardboard
  • Garbage
  • Garden waste
  • Mixed recycling
  • Motor oil
  • Polystyrene
  • Steel
  • Tyres

Fees: All disposal fees relating to residual waste entering landfill will have a Regional Waste Levy (RWL) amount applied. The RWL amount that has been agreed by the eight northern member councils is $5.00 per tonne (GST not applicable). This amount has been added to the disposal fees. The levy will provide an annual ongoing funding stream to enable projects that support waste minimisation and recycling programs throughout the northern region through the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group.

Waste Centre and Transfer Stations - Fees and Charges

Launceston Waste Centre(PDF, 185KB) 
Lilydale Transfer Station(PDF, 169KB) 
Nunamara Transfer Station(PDF, 162KB)

Please contact us if you have any questions. 

Nunamara Transfer Station

Address: Binghams Road, Nunamara

Open: Saturday 12pm - 4pm

Materials accepted:

  • Aluminium, brass, lead and copper
  • Garbage
  • Mixed recycling
  • Motor oil
  • Steel
  • Tyres

Cardboard is not accepted at Nunamara.  Normal fees apply to dispose of cardboard at Nunamara.

Fees: All disposal fees relating to residual waste entering landfill will have a Regional Waste Levy (RWL) amount applied. The RWL amount that has been agreed by the eight northern member councils is $5.00 per tonne (GST not applicable). This amount has been added to the disposal fees. The levy will provide an annual ongoing funding stream to enable projects that support waste minimisation and recycling programs throughout the northern region through the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group.

Waste Centre and Transfer Stations - Fees and Charges

Launceston Waste Centre(PDF, 185KB) 
Lilydale Transfer Station(PDF, 169KB) 
Nunamara Transfer Station(PDF, 162KB)

Please contact us if you have any questions.  

Concessional Entry

Free Entry Vouchers for Launceston waste centres

The City of Launceston provides residents a voucher for a single free entry to a Council-managed waste centre at any time throughout the year.

Vouchers are mailed to residents each July, coinciding with the start of the financial year.

The voucher allows residents a single annual free entry to a Council-managed waste centre to dispose of domestic items. A maximum allowable load limit of three tonnes — including vehicle weight — applies.

Any single vehicle presenting multiple vouchers on behalf of different residents will be allowed a maximum of three, free voucher entries per year.

Valid for City of Launceston residents only.

When visiting the Launceston Waste Centre, vouchers will need to be validated at the recycling centre prior to disposing of items — this is to unload any recyclables and reusable items.

Access with a free waste centre entry voucher excludes:

  • Anything for burial (controlled or hazardous waste)
  • Car tyres
  • Car bodies
  • Asbestos
  • Contaminated soil
  • Mattresses
  • Refrigerators

Please note, domestic sized loads are allowed only. All other vehicles are charged as per the normal disposal fees. 

Pensioner Concession 

Pensioners and pensioner householders who hold a Commonwealth Pensioner Card may be eligible to receive a concession card know as a Smart Card.

Eligible pensioners will have their concession visits to the Waste Centre and car parks stored electronically on the Smart Card.

More information is available on the SmartCard page. 

Community Organisations

Community organisations can apply for concessional access to dispose of waste at the Launceston Waste Centre, Lilydale Waste Transfer Station and Nunamara Waste Transfer Station.

Concessional access is granted on an annual basis and organisations will need to apply/reapply each year.

Concessional Entry Application Form(PDF, 46KB) 

Waste Centre and Transfer Stations - Fees and Charges

Launceston Waste Centre(PDF, 185KB) 
Lilydale Transfer Station(PDF, 169KB) 
Nunamara Transfer Station(PDF, 162KB)

Please contact us if you have any questions.  

Resources

Concessional Entry to the Council's Waste Disposal Facilities Policy(PDF, 71KB) 

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days

The next 'drop off day' is scheduled for 2019. To dispose of items listed in the meantime, contact a local waste management company.  

  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Floor care products
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Acids and alkalis