Bruny Island Waste & Recycling Centre

Contact Details

Click here for directions: P231 Bruny Island Main Road, Bruny Island

Opening Hours

  • 8 am to 3.30 pm, Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only

The site is closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Recycling Area

There are three large bins provided at the Bruny Island Centre, each for the recycling of cardboard, glass and a co-mingled bin for paper and plastics.  Other items which can be left at the site for recycling include car batteries, cooking oil, aluminium cans and engine oil providing it is left in a maximum of 20 litre drums in good condition.

There is no charge for depositing items for recycling only at the site.

General & Green Waste

Large bins are provided at the site for depositing general waste with easy access for customers.

A member of staff will greet customers on arrival to discuss any application fees. The fee for green waste is calculated by cubic metre and must not be greater than 300 mm in diameter.

Green Waste Disposal Weekend

  • The waste must be completely free of contaminants including general and hazardous waste, plastic and declared weeds.
  • Detection of contaminated green waste may result in disposal fees being applied.
  • Assistance on weed identification is available by contacting Council on (03) 6211 8200, Monday to Friday.
  • A limit of 5 cubic metres per household applies.
  • Private and commercial collection operators will be required to pay standard rates for green waste disposal.

Residents are asked to please to follow directions of site staff and exercise patience as some minor delays may be experienced.

Waste Not Accepted

We do not accept the following items at the Bruny Island Waste and Recycling Centre:

  • Asbestos
  • Controlled (Hazardous) waste
  • Household or farm chemicals
  • Liquid waste (such as septic sludge)
  • Clinical (medical) waste
  • Vehicles greater than 12T GVM and/or 5 cubic metres in volume
  • Compactor and any skip bins
  • Car bodies
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Clean fill

What happens with the recycling?

The kerbside recycling collected in Kingborough is transported to the Cleanaway recycling facility at Lutana for sorting and baling for transport to the mainland for sale to recycling manufacturers. The only exception is glass which is separated from the other recyclables and transported to Hazell Brothers at HBMI Leslie Vale for crushing and re-use in road base material, bricks and road construction.

Approximately 8% of materials that are processed at the Lutana facility are sent to landfill. These contaminated materials are primarily plastic bags, nappies, building materials and organic matter that are not suitable for recycling at the plant.

Find more information here:

Cleanaway website

Video – Cleanaway Material Recovery Facility