Recycling

Recycling difficult items

You can dispose the below items directly to the Barretta Waste Management Facility.

The following items can be recycled:

  • Mobile Phones and Accessories – Mobile Muster
  • Household Batteries
  • X Rays
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes
  • Light globes 

Please note that oral care products (Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging, floss containers) can be dropped off at Unpacked, 45 Channel Hwy, Kingston.

Recycling collection

Collections for Christmas Day are to be carried out on Saturday 26 December 2020. 

All other collections will be collected as per usual collection times during the Christmas period.

Recycling collections take place fortnightly on the same day as your normal garbage collection service, between 6am and 4.30pm.

Wheelie bins need to be placed out prior to 6am on the morning of collection to ensure they are collected. To find out your collection day please use the Interactive Kerbside Collection map or contact us.

Recycling guidelines

Tasmania Recycling Guideline (PDF)

As a guide, you can place the following in your recycling bin:

  • Aluminum and steel cans: Food, drink cans and pet food cans. Clean foil and foil trays.
  • Newspapers, magazines, junk mail and office paper: place loose and do not bundle or secure in plastic bags.
  • Glass bottles and jars: remove all caps and lids. Please do not include broken drinking glassware, window glass.
  • Cardboard: do not bundle or secure in plastic bags.
  • Plastic drink, food, and non-food containers: margarine, ice cream, yoghurt, shampoo and household detergent containers, plus other containers with the triangle symbol 1-5.

We cannot collect:

  • Domestic waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Meat trays & foam trays
  • UHT coated beverage containers
  • Squeeze tube toothpaste containers
  • Polystyrene & foam
  • Plant pots or trays
  • Drinking glass, window glass, light bulbs or broken glass
  • Motor oil, acid, solvent or chemical containers
  • Hose and cable
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Cigarette cartons & packets
  • Cardboard pizza & takeaway food containers
  • Ceramics, pottery, cookware & cutlery

For more information on how Kingborough’s recycling is processed, and for tips on recycling, visit the Cleanaway website.