Council has a responsibility to its community to manage waste in an appropriate, well-planned manner, which can facilitate the protection of natural and physical resources and the health and safety of residents.
Garbage Collection & Wheelie Bins
The urban areas of the municipal area receive a weekly mobile garbage bin (wheelie bin) collection service. Wheelie bins are available for purchase from Council:
140L wheelie bin - $58.00
240L wheelie bin - $79.00
When does my wheelie bin get collected? Council conducts weekly collections in each West Coast town:
- Tuesday - Zeehan, Strahan and Gormanston
- Wednesday - Queenstown
- Thursday - Rosebery & Tullah
Council conducts a monthly recycling collection service - this is voluntary and available to the towns who currently receive rubbish collection.
Queenstown and Strahan residents will have their recycling bins emptied the first Friday of each month. Rosebery, Zeehan and Tullah residents will have theirs emptied the second Friday of each month. Bins will be collected from 7am onwards.
Items for recycling are:
- Milk cartons and plastic beverage containers marked 1-7
- Office paper
- Cartons (with the exception of waxed vegetable boxes and pizza boxes containing scraps)
- Steel cans and aerosols
- Aluminum cans and aerosols
Individual residents as well as businesses are encouraged to recycle - if you rent a property you can register for the service yourself or discuss the program with your landlord and they may cover the costs!
Please contact Council on (03) 64714 700, visit Council's Queenstown Office, or complete a Customer Feedback Form to arrange the purchase and delivery of a garbage and/or recycling wheelie bin.
Waste Transfer Stations
Transfer Stations are located in each town for the disposal of household waste.
Council requests that patrons using the transfer stations respect the facility provided. Please read and obey signs at the transfer stations. Did you know that if you place household waste in the wrong area (eg. green waste area) you could get a fine up to $500?
The transfer stations have been set up predominately for domestic use and by 'Doing the Right Thing' you will save yourself as well as the whole community a lot of money. The extra time Council staff take because someone has done the wrong thing is not free and everyone ends up paying for it in rate increases.
Call 6471 4700 for all loads that need to go direct to the central landfill in Zeehan.
Zeehan Landfill Site Fees:
Weekend/holiday opening fee - $344.00
General & Putrescible waste etc - $33.35 per metre3
Hazardous Waste, Asbestos - $282.00 per metre3
Bulk waste should not be disposed of at the transfer stations. For details regarding disposal of bulk and hazardous waste contact Council.