Recycling is a way that we can keep useful items out of landfill and remove valuable materials from the waste cycle. Many products are now made from recycled materials and given a second life as a reusable product.
We run a free recycling drop off centre at Jackson Street Landfill. The drop off area is located just after the landfill entrance on the left before the tollbooth.
Drop off items include:
- paper and cardboard
- car/household batteries
- empty paint
- oil and gas containers and bottles
- flares and EPIRBs
The Jackson Street Landfill also recycles residential mattresses, car and truck tyres, metals, white goods e.g broken refrigerators, garden waste, construction and demolition waste, and some types of household waste.
The Resource Recovery centre is located just before the entrance to the landfill on the right hand side. The centre is independently managed and will accept almost all items suitable for re-sale. This includes electronic waste (computers, audio visual, electrical items and peripherals).
For a searchable map of local recycling options for hundreds of different items, including electronic waste (eWaste), old medicine and other hard to recycle items, visit our interactive Waste Map and type in the name of the item you want to recycle.
We have teamed up with Recycle Coach to provide you with a free, easy to use smart phone app that includes a personalised waste, recycling and FOGO collection calendar, can send you reminders on when to put your bins out and public holidays and changes to waste collections, plus lots of useful information on ‘what goes where’. Notifications can be turned off at any time. Download this free app from your App Store or Google Play.
Coles and Woolworths supermarkets in Glenorchy collect plastic shopping bags and other soft plastics as part of a national effort to stop soft plastics going to landfill.
Soft plastics are recycled to make a wide range of products like outdoor furniture and play equipment.
For a full list of accepted soft plastics visit REDcycle.
We participate in the Mobile Muster recycling program and provide a drop off service in Council Chambers for the disposal of old phones, chargers, wireless internet devices, smart watches, fitness trackers and VR headsets and accessories. Other drop off locations are located in a number of schools around Glenorchy. For more information, visit the Mobile Muster website.
Terracycle offer a wide range of recycling programs for individuals, schools and businesses in the Glenorchy area. For more information, please visit the Terracycle website.