King Island Council - Tasmania
King Island Council - Tasmania
PO Box 147, Currie
King Island TAS 7256
Ph: 03 6462 9000
Fax: 03 6462 1313
E: kicouncil@kingisland.tas.gov.au

Waste Management

Rubbish Collection

A fortnightly residential rubbish collection services operates throughout the whole island. Details of collection times and days are available by contacting the Council offices on 6462 9000.

Household rubbish can be deposited in a 240 litre mobile garbage bins. The total weight must be less than 65kg including the bin, and only household refuse may be left for collection. All food waste, vacuum cleaner dust and other materials likely to be offensive or to spread must be wrapped prior to being placed in a rubbish bin.

Bins are to be placed within 300mm of the front of the kerb in such a location that it will not present undue hazard to pedestrians.

Additional and/or replacement bins are available from the Council.

Commercial rubbish collection services are available three times per week. Commercial waste can be placed in 120 litre, 240 litre or 660 litre bins. To arrange for an additional/replacement bin or to arrange a commercial collection service please contact the Council on 6462 9000.

Waste Transfer Station

The Charles Street Waste Transfer Station is open:  Sunday 10am - 2pm, Tuesday 8am - 12pm and Thursday 8am to 12pm.

The Fee Structure is available from the Fees and Charges page. Read more...

Special Notes

  • Asbestos may be delivered by prior arrangement only. Read more... Asbestos Information(53 kb)

  • Chemical containers  may be delivered to the Waste Transfer Station for inspection and acceptance in the drumMUSTER program. Read more....

  • Treated timber needs to be declared on arrival. 'Treated timber' means timber that has been treated in a pressure vessel with copper, chromium and/or arsenic solutions.

  • Tyre discounts are available if tyres are cut 'radially' which means to cut along the circumference of the tyre.

  • Fluids must be removed from motor vehicle bodies prior to disposal.

Recycling

Due to isolation factors and the cost of freight it is currently not feasible to offer full recycling services on the island. However, Council separates green matter and offers battery and aluminium can recycling stations, which is management by the local Lions Club.

The King Island Lions Club have been collecting batteries and aluminium cans for a number of years. Funds raised by the Lions Club from recycling aluminium metals, and batteries is spent on community facilities. Council is currently working with the Lions Club to overcome difficulties in recycling batteries. Aluminium cans and batteries can continue to be placed at Charles Street at the sign posted location. Future collection points for recycling of aluminium cans may be provided in Currie and Grassy. A clothing bin is located behind the Currie Library.

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