Waste Disposal Facilities

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

EFTPOS is accepted at all three locations.

Deloraine Waste Depot
54 Tip Road, Deloraine
(03) 6362 3700
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Closed: Tuesday, Thursday, Good Friday and Christmas Day

Deloraine Waste Depot categories and price list

Westbury Waste Depot
179 Cluan Road, Westbury
(03) 6393 2132
Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Closed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Christmas Day

Westbury Waste Depot categories and price list

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
Mole Creek Waste Transfer Station categories and price list

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.

Important Updates to Deloraine Waste Depot services starting July 2024!

We are thrilled to announce significant changes coming to the Deloraine Waste Depot, effective Wednesday, 3 July.
These improvements aim to enhance your experience and streamline operations at our facility.

Key Changes:

1. New Weighbridge and Traffic Arrangements:

Our new weighbridge will allow for a faster and more convenient service.

Customers can now choose to either:

    • Go left to drop off recycling and visit the tip shop.
    • Go straight to the landfill drop-off.

    This new system provides a direct pathway to the recycling drop-off, tip shop, landfill, and green waste areas, reducing traffic delays and creating a smoother experience.

    2. Pricing:

    Pricing remains the same with volumetric charging based on existing categories.

      Recently adopted fees and charges for 2024-25 will apply, including the new state government levy charges.

      3. Additional Improvements:

      • A new hardstand area for the drop-off of steel and non-ferrous metals.
      • Dual access to landfill with a turning circle at the tip face.

        These upgrades are part of our long-term project to modernize the Deloraine Waste Depot and improve waste and resource recovery. Our tollbooth operator will be available to provide directions and collect fees for landfill and green waste disposal.

        We hope these enhancements will make your visit to the Deloraine Waste Depot quicker and easier!

        Sorting your Waste
        Fees are charged for disposal of waste to landfill and various other items including:
        • Unsorted (co-mingled) recyclables
        • Green waste
        • Tyres (car, light truck and truck)
        • Mattresses
        • Refrigerators and freezers
        • Motor vehicle bodies
        • Gas bottles
        • Empty waste oil containers
        • Building material (bricks, mortar, plaster/cement board, bitumen products, concrete (household quantities only)
        Fees and charges for landfill and other items:
        General Waste to LandfillFees include the Tasmanian State Government's Landfill Levy
        Bags up to 60 litres$2.20 each
        240 litre bins$5.40 each
        Car / wagon$19.50
        Ute – up to 1.5 cubic metres$34.60
        Trailer – single or dual axle up to 1.5 cubic metres$34.60
        Other vehicles over 1.5 and less than 5 cubic metres$27.00 per cubic metre
        Vehicles over 5 cubic metresDisposal subject to Council approval
        Other items
        Car and light truck tyres$15.00 each
        Truck tyres$46.00 each
        Motor vehicle bodies$23.00 each
        Mattresses$11.00 per item
        Refrigerators and freezers $7.50 per item
        Empty waste oil containers$1.60 each

        Fees and charges include GST.

        Fees and charges for green waste, unsorted recyclables and salvageable timber:
        Green waste, unsorted recyclables and salvageable timber
        Bags up to 60 litres$1.10 each
        240 litre bins$2.70 each
        Car / wagon$9.75
        Ute – up to 1.5 cubic metres$17.30
        Trailer – single or dual axle up to 1.5 cubic metres$17.30
        Other vehicles over 1.5 and less than 5 cubic metres$13.50 per cubic metre
        Vehicles over 5 cubic metresDisposal subject to Council approval

        Please note, contaminated green waste, scrap timber and stumps and logs greater than 150mm in diameter cannot be accepted for recycling.

        Free disposal for recyclable materials at the waste facilities

        Most recyclables can be disposed of free of charge, however, volume limits apply. Household size loads up to 0.5 cubic metres accepted.

        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 (co-mingled) 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 flattened and free from food scraps, polystyrene and any soft plastics)
        • Envelopes (including window face)
        • E-waste (televisions, computer screens and other computer parts)
        • Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
        • Glass bottles
        • Jar lids (metal and plastic – 8cm in diameter or larger)
        • Marine flares
        • Motor and cooking oils
        • Paper, newspapers, books, magazines and junk mail
        • Pet food tins (empty)
        • Polystyrene (clean and free from sticky tape and plastic strapping)
        • Steel (light scrap steel and non-ferrous metal including washing machines, microwaves and dryers)
        • Wet/dry paint tins (up to 100 litres per visit in containers of 20 litres or less)

        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.

        When it comes to hard plastics, know your numbers so you can sort them into the right spot.

        Hard plastics need to be sorted into three different bins at our waste disposal facilities:

        PET:Number 1 (Polyethylene Terephthalate)

        PET plastics are clear and usually used for soft drink and water bottles and fresh soy, oat and almond milk bottles.

        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.

        MIXED PLASTICS:Numbers 3-7

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

        The following hard plastics cannot be accepted for recycling:
        • Clear sandwich and fruit and vegetable punnets
        • 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.
        Tip shop items can be dropped off subject to operator approval.

        Household goods such as clothing, toys, books, CDs, DVDs, kitchenware, furniture, bric-a-brac, microwaves, washing machines, vacuums and other household appliances and building materials suitable for reuse. Appliances must be in working order.

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

        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 Depot 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

        Items not accepted
        Asbestos, hospital waste, controlled waste and low level contaminated soil

        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 on 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. Go to: Free Sharps Disposal Service.

        Animal carcasses

        To dispose of an animal carcass contact City of Launceston on 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 and chemical containers, herbicides and pesticides

        To dispose of these items and chemical containers that are not eligible for disposal through the drumMUSTER program at the Deloraine Waste Depot, contact City of Launceston on 6323 3000.

        For a full list of current waste disposal fees see Waste Fees & Charges 2024-25

        Secure your load before you go

        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

        State Government Landfill Levy

        The landfill levy is a state government fee placed on waste materials sent to landfills for disposal.

        The objective in applying this levy is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, which will benefit the environment and create economic benefits by keeping the resources that can be recovered from waste circulating in the productive economy.

        The introduction of a waste levy is a long-term approach to improving waste management and resource recovery in Tasmania.

        Households and businesses can reduce their landfill gate fees by being careful with what they do with their waste and by sorting rubbish and sending it to an appropriate recycling facility instead of the landfill.

        For more information see Landfill Levy Customer Service Information.