Waste reduction initiatives

As part of our Waste Management Strategy, Council also participates in a number of national waste reduction initiatives each year, examples include:

Waste Starts with U is an interactive platform exploring waste reduction and waste management. The site provides handy tips, information and videos for the community as well as an interactive searchable recycling map.

Visit the site – Waste Starts With U

Recycle Coach is a free app providing Glenorchy residents with convenient and current information on local recycling options as well as details of their property’s bin collection and reminders about public holidays. Download this free app from your App Store or Google Play.

We hold an annual Clean Up Australia Day staff event.

We also support local clean up groups who register by providing free disposal at the Jackson Street Waste Management Centre.

For more information about the event, or to register a Clean Up event, visit the Clean Up Australia Day website.

The Keep Australia Beautiful network (KAB) is a national organisation that is recognised as Australia’s litter prevention thought and practice leader, working for a litter free and sustainable Australia.

We participate in the KAB awards program and were the winners of the Sustainable Cities Tasmania Award for 2015, 2016 and 2018.

For more information, please visit the Keep Australia Beautiful website.

We participate in many annual Waste events to bring further awareness of the importance of managing our waste in Glenorchy. Below are a few examples of local and national campaigns that we seek to promote and support

  • National Recycling Week
  • Asbestos Awareness Month
  • Garage Sale Trail

Keep an eye on our Facebook and events page for activities and ways to get involved.