Waste Disposal Facilities

Council operates two waste disposal facilities located at Deloraine and Westbury and a Waste Transfer Station at Mole Creek.

Deloraine Waste Disposal Site
54 Tip Road, Deloraine
(03) 6362 3700
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Closed: Tuesday, Thursday, Good Friday and Christmas Day
Westbury Waste Disposal Site
263 Cluan Road, Westbury
(03) 6393 2132
Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Closed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Christmas Day
Mole Creek Waste Transfer Station
64 Mersey Hill Road, Chudleigh
Open: Wednesday: 1pm - 4pm and Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Christmas Day

There is also an independent waste transfer station located on East Meander Road, Meander. This facility is operated by the Meander Progress Association and is open Tuesdays 8.30am-10.30am and Saturdays 2pm-4pm. For more information phone Hayley on 0438 368 206 or Greg on 0477 120 683.

Free disposal for recyclable materials at the waste facility

Most recyclables can be disposed of free of charge. If you separate your recyclables from your rubbish, your trip to the waste facility will cost you less. Fees are charged for the disposal of waste that goes to landfill and unsorted (comingled) recyclables. Recyclables must be sorted, separated and deposited loose, not in bags. Disposal fees will be charged for recyclables that are contaminated.

Recyclable materials include:
Aerosol, aluminium and steel cans (empty)
Aluminium foil (scrunched)
Batteries (car and household)
Cardboard, including pizza boxes (cardboard must be free from food scraps, polystyrene and any soft plastic)
Envelopes (including window face)
E-waste (televisions, computers mobile phones and accessories)
Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
Gas bottles (empty)
Glass bottles
Jar lids (metal and plastic – 8cm in diameter or larger)
Motor and cooking oils
Paint tins (full and empty)
Paper, newspapers, books, magazines and junk mail
Pet food tins (empty)
Polystyrene (free from sticky tape and plastic strapping)
Steel (light scrap steel and non-ferrous metal including washing machines, microwaves and dryers)

Please note: Liquid paperboard (eg. long life milk and fresh milk cartons, orange juice cartons, stock, custard cartons and poppas) are no longer able to be recycled. These items must be disposed of in general waste.

Hard plastics – know your numbers

Hard plastics need to be sorted into three different bins at the waste disposal facility:

PETE: Number 1 (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
PETE plastics are clear and usually used for soft drink and water bottles and fresh soy, oat and almond milk bottles.

Clean fill

Fill must not be contaminated and must not contain any rocks greater than 150mm in size or any concrete.

Tip shop items

The tip shop accepts household goods, toys, books, kitchenware, furniture and bric-a-brac suitable for reuse (subject to operator approval)

drumMUSTER – Deloraine facility only

Disposal of chemical containers through the drumMUSTER program must be booked 24hrs in advance. Processing for this service is undertaken between 11am – 4pm each Wednesday.

To book a chemical container drop off, phone the Deloraine Waste Disposal Facility on 6362 3700

Containers must have the drumMUSTER logo. Ensure containers are triple rinsed. This is best done immediately after emptying as residue is difficult to remove when dry. Do not replace container cap/lid and allow container to dry upside down. For more information about the program visit www.drummuster.com.au

Disposal Fees

Fees are charged for disposal of waste to landfill and various other items including:
Unsorted (co-mingled) recyclables
Green waste
Salvageable timber
Tyres (car, light truck and truck)
Refrigerators and freezers
Waste oil contains
Motor vehicle bodies
Building material (bricks, mortar, plaster/cement board, bitumen products, concrete (domestic quantities only)

Disposal fees

Please note EFTPOS is now available. For a list of the most common disposal fees see Waste Fees & Charges 2023-24

Items not accepted

Asbestos and hospital waste
These items are classified as hazardous materials so there are rules about how they can be transported and where they can be disposed of. To dispose of these items contact City of Launceston Council on 03 6323 3000.

Sharps are not accepted at any of the waste facilities and must not be disposed of in household or kerbside waste, public rubbish bins, left on the ground or flushed down toilets or drains. Council provides free sharps containers and a free disposal service.

Free Sharps Disposal Service

Animal carcasses
To dispose of an animal carcass contact City of Launceston Council on 03 6323 3000.

Liquid trade waste
If you operate a business that produces quantities of grease, oils, solvents and other chemicals these must not be discharged into onsite wastewater management systems or sewerage lines. For safe disposal methods contact TasWater

Chemical waste, herbicides and pesticides
To dispose of these items and chemical containers that are not eligible for disposal through the drumMUSTER program, contact City of Launceston Council on 03 6323 3000.

Secure your load

Rubbish that is unsecured is easily dislodged and you may not be aware that a portion of your load has been inadvertently strewn along the roadside. Dislodged and lost items are unsightly and cause traffic hazards. Vehicle owners are liable for all litter lost from their vehicles or trailers.

Report littering

If you see someone littering you can report it. Phone the Litter Hotline on 1300 135 513 or lodge a Confidential Littering Report online

Plastic Symbols PETE

HDPE: Number 2 (High Density Polyethylene)
HDPE plastics are commonly used for cleaning products, shampoo bottles and personal care products and some milk bottles with the number 2 symbol.


Including laundry and kitchen detergent bottles, yogurt, margarine and ice cream containers and sauce bottles.

Plastic Symbols General

The following hard plastics cannot be accepted for recycling:
• Clear sandwich and berry containers
• Buckets and plastic toys (toys can be dropped off at the tip shop if in reasonable condition)
• Soft plastics including plastic bags, food wrappers, cling wrap and bubble wrap.