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Meander Waste Transfer Station

78 East Meander Road, Meander TAS 7304





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.

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 Meander Waste Transfer Station 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

Does NOT accept:

  • Bulky items such as car bodies, old tanks, etc
  • Building material such as bricks and mortar, plasterboards, cement boards, bitumen products and concrete 
  • Asbestos
  • Putrescible waste, animal carcasses
  • Liquid waste (herbicides / pesticides)
  • Hospital waste
  • Chemicals and chemical containers (except DrumMuster at Beaconsfield)

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.

Recycling at Waste Transfer Stations

Meander Valley Council 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 



Chemical Containers - drumMUSTER

The Meander Valley Council supports the drumMUSTER program and has a designated compound at our two landfill sites at Deloraine and Westbury (Cluan). 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



Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 08:30AM - 10:30AM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 02:00PM - 04:00PM
Sunday Closed

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