Waste or Recycling Collection Services Request

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Service Details

Collection Times

Rubbish wheelie bins must be placed at the kerbside clear of obstructions prior to 7.30 am on the morning of collection or the night before.

Service eligibility and bin size

All households and businesses within the waste collection area who are paying the annual waste collection fee in their rates are eligible for collection.

Residents are to supply their own general Waste Bin. Waste must be placed in 120 or 240 litre mobile garbage (wheelie) bins. The maximum total weight of the bin is to be no greater than 50 kg.

Residents are responsible for the general maintenance of their wheelie bin (i.e ensuring the wheels and lid are in good working order).

Waste Type

Only non-recyclable household waste must be put in your bin.

Wherever possible organics including green waste and food waste should be mulched or composted.

Please Do Not

  • Overfill your wheelie bin
  • Place anything on top of
  • or lean anything against your wheelie bin


Waste Collection Days by Street(PDF, 114KB)

Waste Collection Days Map(PDF, 372KB)


Kerbside Recyclables

As part of the Cradle Coast regional kerbside collection, household recyclables are collected once a fortnight by Veolia on the same street collection days as your waste.

Bin Placement

Place your recycling wheelie bin at the kerbside 1-metre away from your waste wheelie bin prior to 6.00am on your day of collection.

Recyclable Materials

 To find out exactly what items can be recycled download the  A-Z list of recyclables in Tasmania(PDF, 162KB)

Service Eligibility

All households within the recycling collection area who are paying the annual recycling fee in their rates are supplied with a 240L wheelie bin with a Yellow Lid.

If you are moving into a dwelling that has been recently constructed, and are ready for your recycling bin, please contact Veolia on 6427 4646 or fill in the Service Request form(PDF, 97KB)

Should you relocate, please leave the yellow lid wheelie bin at the property. 

Lost Damaged or Stolen Bins

If you have just moved in to a property and the wheelie bin is missing please contact your property manager or the previous owner to return the bin.

To purchase a replacement please complete the above Service Request Form and return to Council Office with Payment.

Should the wheelie bin be damaged please contact Veolia on 6427 4646. 


An elective rural waste collection is offered in many areas throughout the Burnie Municipality.

Waste Collection Service Area Map(PDF, 246KB)

As a business rate payer, you may apply for a weekly wheelie bin collection. 

Additional collections are available on application for an additional cost.

Cardboard collection services are provided by Veolia on behalf of the Council in both the CBD and Outer Business District Areas of Burnie

Cardboard must be flattened and stacked neatly at an approved pick up point by 5pm on the day of collection. Please ensure plastic tape is removed and boxes are to be emptied of all contents, including packaging material prior to flattening. Skip Hire and additional collections are available by private arrangment with a contractor.

CBD - Cardboard is collected Weekly on Tuesday from 5-7pm

Outer Business Districts - Cardboard will be collected Fortnightly on a Tuesday 

Please note: Operators that are placing cardboard out for collection have a responsibility of maintaining their collection point until the collection has taken place. This will included adverse weather conditions i.e. strong windy days.

Failing to follow conditions of your collection may result in this service being removed.


The fortnightly kerbside recycling service may not suit the needs of all businesses, we encourage businesses to discuss their unique needs with a private contractor. Council does provide a cardboard collection for all businesses.

CBD -  Due to limited kerbside and bin storage space for many businesses in the CBD, office paper and other recycling collections in the CBD are by private arrangement with a local contractor only, options include skips, wheelie bins and onsite services.

Outer Business Districts - If your business is in a residential street receiving the fortnightly kerbside service and you would like to be included please indicate your interest by filling out the above service request form.

Veolia are one such contractor who provide recycling collection services to Burnie. Alternatively recyclables can be dropped off at the waste centre recovery loop for free.