Waste Transfer Stations

The Council operate four waste transfer stations at Southbridge (Huonville), Cygnet, Geeveston and Dover. There is also a Re-Use Shop located at Southbridge.

Recycling facilities are also provided at the waste transfer stations.

Locations and opening Hours

(03) 6264 0363
2899 Huon Highway, HuonvilleMonday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Southbridge Reuse Shop
(03) 6264 0363
2899 Huon Highway, HuonvilleMonday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm
(03) 6295 0673
83 Tobys Hill Road, CygnetOpen Wednesday 12pm to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
(03) 6297 1780
70 Hermons Road, GeevestonPermanently Closed
(03) 6298 1633
53 Cemetery Road, DoverOpen Tuesday 12pm to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

Fees and charges

Waste Management2023/24 FeeGST Included #
Wheelie Bin Administration Fee$32.00#
Wheelie Bin Hitch$32.00#
Waste Transfer Station Fees
Garbage Bag (per 80 litres or less per bag)$4.00#
120 litre bin$6.00#
240 litre bin$12.00#
General Waste per m3 rate$32.00#
Scrap metal (per cubic metre)$5.00#
Whole Car bodies - Huonville only$20.00#
Half car bodies - Huonville only$10.00#
Car & Motorcycle tyres (per tyre)$18.00#
Light Truck/four wheel drive tyres (per tyre)$28.00#
Truck tyres (per tyre)$55.00#
Super Single truck tyre$105.00#
Removal of rim surcharge - (car tyre only)$18.00#
Fridge or Air Conditioner$35.00#
Weighbridge - Vehicle weight check$15.00#
Co-mingled recycling per bag (per 80 litres or less)$2.00#
Co-mingled recycling (80-240 litres per bin)$4.00#
Co-mingled recycling per m3$10.00#
Commercial Waste Gate Fee (Cygnet and Dover)$10.00#
No hazardous or inert waste or clean fill are accepted at any Waste Transfer Station
Other items are at the discretion of the site operator.
Green Waste
Mulch sales - approx. 1.3 cubic metre$10.00#
Up to 1/2 m3 Clean Greenwaste$8.00#
Clean Greenwaste per m3$15.00#
Contaminated Greenwaste$32.00#
Timber Waste Including Furniture
Up to 1/2 m3 Timber Waste$25.00#
Timber Waste per m3 rate$50.00#

Recycling services


Items that can be recycled

  • milk and juice cartons (wash and flatten then stack inside each other to make a brick)
  • glass bottles and jars (wash and remove all caps and lids)
  • paper and cardboard, including newspapers, magazines, catalogues and egg cartons
  • aluminium and steel cans, including food and drink cans, pie trays, clean foil and aerosol cans (please rinse food cans)
  • PET, HDPE and PVC plastic, this generally includes juice, milk and cream plastic bottles identified by the recycle codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 which are usually printed on the base of the bottle or container (please rinse, squash and remove all lids).

Items that cannot be accepted for recycling include:

  • plastic bags
  • window glass
  • light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • house cleaning product bottles
  • crockery
  • meat trays

Please ensure that you separate your recycling into the following three categories:

  • Cardboard
  • Glass
  • All other recyclable material.

By doing so you will save time when you arrive at the Waste Transfer Station as we now collect recycling in these three separate categories in order to reduce cost and ensure maximum environmental benefit.

Acceptable waste

Generally, acceptable waste includes:

  • normal domestic and commercial waste
  • recyclable materials (separated and left at collection points at the waste transfer station for recycling)
  • uncontaminated green waste
  • tyres (a levy is paid on each tyre)
  • refrigerators and other white goods (only accepted at Southbridge Waste Transfer Station*)
  • gas bottles
  • paint tins
  • batteries
  • up to 10 Ionisation alarms can be disposed of in general waste, this can be via kerbside collection or at our waste transfer stations.

*We will accept white goods at our Dover, Cygnet and Geeveston Waste Transfer Stations only if you are able to provide evidence that refrigerant gasses have been safely reclaimed by a licensed technician.

Non-acceptable waste

Non-acceptable waste includes:

  • controlled waste (hazardous waste that has specific controls on the method of disposal and may endanger public health or the environment)
  • asbestos
  • liquid waste, including septic sludge
  • dead animals and biological refuse
  • builders’ rubble and clean fill
  • chemical containers
  • household or farm chemicals

Asbestos Awareness provides information about asbestos and asbestos disposal.

Builders must make arrangements to transport rubble to McRobies Gully Waste Transfer Station in South Hobart or the Jackson Street Waste Management Centre in Glenorchy.

Agricultural and veterinary chemicals can be recycled through the ChemClear program.

The Southbridge Waste Transfer Station accepts empty, cleaned, non-returnable agricultural and veterinary chemical containers as part of the drumMUSTER recycling program. Collections are held every Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 4pm. Bookings are essential for large loads.