Covid-19 Information and Updates

As of 30th March, Council offices are closed to the general public. Although we are no longer doing face to face we can still assist you on phone, email, by post or if you drop a letter in our new post box outside the Queenstown office.

Events around Covid-19 are unfolding rapidly. Each day we will provide updates on where to access best government information around the pandemic, effects on Council services and community and information on economic support and operating local businesses. Please stay safe, practice social distancing and good hygiene.

Information on Health, Restrictions & Council Operations

Information about Economic Support & Rates

Information on Local Business Operations

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Waste & Recycling

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 & Recycling Flyer(452 kb)

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.

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.


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 or visit Council's Queenstown Office 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. Placement of household waste in the wrong area can result in a fine.

The transfer stations have been set up for domestic use and by 'Doing the Right Thing' you are helping yourself as well as the whole community.

Call 6471 4700 for all loads that need to go direct to the central landfill in Zeehan.

Bulk waste, hazardous waste and asbestos should not be disposed of at the transfer stations. For details regarding disposal of bulk and hazardous waste contact Council.