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Deloraine Refuse Disposal Site

54 Tip Road, Deloraine TAS 7304
Phone: (03) 6362 3700

Waste management is a core business area for Councils. It encompasses all activities and services that revolve around collecting, disposing 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.
Site Fees:

Disposal fees apply at all sites and recycled material is also accepted. Material which is not accepted at the disposal sites includes hazardous and toxic waste, chemical waste, liquid waste and tyres. Properly rinsed empty chemical drums are accepted through the Drum Muster program at the Westbury and Deloraine Refuse Disposal sites.

There is now a legislative requirement for fridges and freezers to be de-gassed before they can be left at your nearest landfill site.  This must be carried out at waste disposal sites by trained personnel at a cost to the owner of $5.00 per item.

Includes domestic vehicles, domestic vehicles taking trailers, and small trucks that are less than 3.0 tonne Gross Vehicle Mass/Gross Combination Mass (GVM/GCM) only, disposing of household garbage, concrete/rubble, clean fill, green waste, wood, metal, plastics, etc. Does not include any vehicles transporting controlled waste. All vehicles greater than 3.0 tonnes GVM/GSM are charged per m3 rate.

Click on the link for the Fees & Charges 2018/2019(385 kb)

Items to be disposed of at the transfer station must only be dropped off by domestic vehicles and/or trailers, and small trucks that are less than 3.0 tonne Gross Vehicle Mass/Gross Combination Mass (GVM/GCM).

The Deloraine Landfill site accepts:
  • Domestic waste
  • Green Waste
  • Tyres (fees applicable)
  • Waste Oil
  • Whitegoods (Fridges etc)
  • Cardboard
  • Empty gas bottles
  • e-waste
  • Aluminium and steel cans
  • Glass bottles
  • Building material such as bricks and mortar, plasterboards, cement boards, bitumen products
  • Car bodies and old tanks
  • Concrete (provided it is in 'domestic' quantities)
  • Putrescible waste
Does NOT accept:
  • Asbestos
  • Animal carcasses
  • Liquid waste (herbicides / pesticides)
  • Hospital waste
  • Chemicals and chemical containers
Fridges and Freezers

There is now a legislative requirement for fridges and freezers to be de-gassed before they can be left at your nearest landfill site.  Each item left at the site incurs a $5 fee which covers a certified person conducting the process.

Chemical Containers - drumMUSTER

The Meander Valley Council supports the drumMUSTER program and has a designated compound at the Deloraine Landfill site. The drumMUSTER program was set up to deal with the problem of empty chemical containers from crop production to animal health products. drumMUSTER is the national program for the collection and recycling of empty, cleaned, non-returnable crop production and on-farm animal health chemical containers.  To use this service you MUST:



  • Check that your containers have the drumMUSTER logo and are therefore eligible (a levee has been paid on drumMUSTER drums only)

    Ensure all containers have been triple rinsed (this is best done immediately after emptying as residues are hard to remove when dry). The inside, outside and threads must be free of any residue.
  • Don't replace the caps/lids and allow containers to dry upside down.
  • Book a drumMUSTER delivery on 0417 055 823 (at least 24 hrs notice) and deliver your eligible containers to the drumMUSTER compound at either of the waste transfer sites at Meander and Mole Creek, or at the Deloraine and Westbury (Cluan) landfill sites.

If you require further information about the program, or cleaning tips for hard-to-clean containers, please visit the drumMUSTER website at

Liquid Trade Waste

Waste such as grease, oils, solvents and chemicals (basically anything except human sewage) should not be put directly into sewerage or on-site wastewater management systems. Liquid trade waste can not be disposed of at the Waste Transfer Stations. If you operate a business that produces quantities of such materials, please contact TasWater.

Reducing Waste

Waste can be reduced by:

  • buying items with less packaging
  • using available recycling services
  • composting garden and food waste at home
Recycling at Meander and Mole Creek Waste Transfer Stations

Meander Valley Council also recycles a range of materials at its two waste transfer stations located at Meander and Mole Creek. Items that can be recycled at these centres are:

  • Cardboard
  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium and Steel cans
  • e-waste
  • Scrap steel 





Opening Hours

Monday 10:00AM - 05:00PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00AM - 05:00PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00AM - 05:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM - 05:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM - 05:00PM

Closed: Good Friday & Christmas Day
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