Waste Management

Waste Transfer Station Hours and Household Roadside Collection Service.

Waste Management Strategy - Reviewed 2020


Effective from the 1st March 2018, all users will be required to show their Driver’s Licence as evidence that they live within the municipal area. Alternatively, users will need to have some form of evidence that they are a property owner.

All non-ratepayers and non-residents will be strictly required to pay disposal fees in accordance with the Schedule of Charges displayed. Ratepayers and residents will still be required to pay the scheduled fee for disposal of Tyres; Whitegoods and Car Bodies.

Oatlands Waste Transfer Station

Inglewood Road, Andover, Tasmania, 7120
(Via Tunnack Main Road Oatlands to Parattah)

  • Tuesday 8.00 am – 12.00 noon
  • Friday 11.00 am – 3.00 pm
  • Saturday 8.00 am – 12.00 noon
  • Sunday 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Please be advised that this transfer station will be closed if the normal operating time falls on either Christmas Day or Good Friday Public Holiday.

Campania Waste Transfer Station

Brown Mountain Road, Campania, Tasmania, 7026

  • Tuesday 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Thursday 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Saturday 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Sunday 8.00 am – 12.00 noon
  • Please be advised that this transfer station will be closed if the normal operating time falls on either Christmas Day or Good Friday Public Holiday.

Dysart Waste Transfer Station

Huntingdon Tier Road, Dysart, Tasmania, 7030

  • Tuesday 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Saturday 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Sunday 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Please be advised that this transfer station will be closed if the normal operating time falls on either Christmas Day or Good Friday Public Holiday.

General Refuse

The following fees for the disposal of general refuse will be imposed on ‘out of area’ users (i.e non-residents of the Southern Midlands Council Area). These fees do not apply to residents of the Southern Midlands.

Description                                                                         Amount
Car Boot/Station Wagon                                                  $16.00
Utility/Single Axle Trailer (6x4 Level Trailer Load)       $40.00
Double Axle Trailer (Level Trailer Load)                         $80.00
Light Truck (up to 3 cubic metres)                                  $110.00

Please note: The above load sizes are an indication of acceptable loads only. Acceptable loads are at the attendants discretion, should the loads be exceeded then additional fees may be payable.

Disposal of all Other Items

The following fees will apply to ALL users, including ratepayers and residents of the Southern Midlands. These fees need to be imposed, because the items cannot be readily managed on-site, and need to be subsequently removed.

Description                                                                       Amount
Tyres - Car / Motor Bike                                                   $10.00
Tyres - Car / Motor Bike (with Rim)                               $20.00
Tyres - 4WD / Light Truck                                                $18.00
Tyres - 4WD / Light Truck (with Rim)                            $40.00
Tyres - Heavy Truck                                                          $40.00
Tyres - Heavy Truck (with Rim)                                      $90.00
Tyres - Other                                                                      POA
Whitegoods per item                                                      $10.00
Car Bodies per item                                                         $55.00
Large Construction Material per m3                            $40.00

Please note: Construction materials include: building and demolition waste, roofing iron and large quantities of plaster and timber. Loads in excess of 3m3are not accepted at any of our Waste Transfer Stations.  For loads in excess of this, please contact ReProcess Tas www.reprocesstas.com.au or phone 0408131222

CLEAN FILL & RUBBLE will not be accepted at any site.


Household Roadside Garbage & Recycling Collection

Council operates a fortnightly kerbside/roadside household garbage and recycling collection service:

Council’s roadside collection service is provided by Thorp Waste on a fortnightly basis.  A collection schedule for your area is provided on this page. The collection service is provided for ratepayers in:

  • Bagdad, Mangalore, Pontville
  • Campania, Colebrook, Woodsdale, Levendale
  • Dysart, Kempton, Melton Mowbray, Broadmarsh, Elderslie
  • Oatlands, Tunbridge, Jericho 

Council provide two (2) 240lt wheelie bins. The red lid bin is for waste. The yellow lid bin is for recycling. 

You must only use an approved bin provided by Council for the collection service. 

Additional bins or un-approved bins will not be collected by Thorp Waste.  Ratepayers that continue to place un-approved bins out for collection may receive a notice from Council to cease the practice.

Which bin is which?

The bin with the red lid is your waste bin. The bin with the yellow lid is your recycling bin.

What can't be placed in the kerbside waste wheelie bin?

Hot ashes, oil, paint, chemicals, solvents or other liquids, heavy builder's rubble, car parts, large timber, metal pieces, concrete or bricks, asbestos or other hazardous/toxic materials.

What can go in a recycling bin?
  • Unbroken glass bottles/jars (lids and caps removed)
  • Aluminium cans and clean foil trays
  • Steel cans including empty aerosol, empty or dried paint tins and clean pet food cans
  • Cleaned cartons
  • Cleaned plastic containers with the triangle symbol 1-7
  • Non-soiled pizza boxes
  • Clean cardboard (boxes to be flattened or torn into pieces and slid down the sides of the bin)
  • Clean newspaper, junk mail and office paper
  • Do not put recycling items in plastic bags or tie in bundles.
 What can’t go in a recycling bin?
  • Food Scraps
  • Organic Waste i.e. plant matter, animal matter
  • Nappies or medical matter
  • Syringes and other medical matter
  • Facial tissues, waxed paper, paper towel, and/or carbon paper
  • Plastic bags
  • Soiled cardboard food boxes and any soiled food packaging
  • Tetra paks and foil lined containers regardless of the recycling symbol – at the moment our processor cannot accept them for recycling
  • Meat trays or foam trays
  • Squeeze-tube toothpaste/shampoo containers
  • Polystyrene or foam
  • Cling-film
  • Plant pots or trays
  • Cigarette cartons/packets
  • Drinking glass, window glass, light bulbs or broken glass
  • Ceramics, pottery, cookware or crockery
  • Clothing or shoes
  • Rubbish or other garden or household waste
  • Mirrors or window glass, light globes and sheet glass
  • Poison bottles
  • Motor oil, acid, solvent or chemical containers – these need to be taken to the Mornington Transfer Station
  • Asbestos
  • Solar panels
  • Gas bottles and fire extinguishers
  • X rays
  • Batteries – car or domestic, e.g. AA
  • Items for reuse i.e. for charity


Items that are not listed in the  A–Z of Recycling Flyer or as otherwise listed on this page as “recyclable” must not be placed in the recycling bin.  Items (i.e. garbage) will cause the recycling waste stream to become “contaminated”.  The Materials Recovery Facility that sorts and separates the recyclables will penalise Council for high amounts of contaminants. They may even refuse to accept some loads causing the entire amount to be sent to landfill.

Be mindful there are people physically handling and sorting your recyclables by hand. Do not expose these people to hazardous materials such as nappies, animal matter, medical waste, solvents or other chemicals.  

Contaminants in the recycling are taken very seriously by Council, the recycling processor and our waste contractor. Contaminants cause additional costs to Council and the ratepayer.  Contaminants ruin the recycling initiative and good will of ratepayers to “do the right thing”. Contaminants risk people’s health and well-being.

Ratepayers are advised that:

  • Council is monitoring what goes in your bins.
  • The waste contractor Thorp Waste uses video monitoring in the truck for all waste that is collected.  The video will show any bins that contain contaminants or other un-approved material.  Council is then notified and a notice will be sent to the offending property to cease the practice.
  • If a ratepayer/resident continues to place contaminants in the recycling bin then they risk losing the household collection service.

Garbage/Recycling Collection Schedule

A–Z of Recycling Flyer

Wheelie Bin and Recycle Bin Replacement

Collection Requirements:

  • Residents are asked to have all bins placed roadside by 6.00 am on the day of collection.
  • Refuse is the responsibility of the owner until the contractor collects it. Loose rubbish should be cleaned up by the owner.

Item                                                                                        Price
Replacement Bin 240 litre Waste and Recycling             $80.00

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