Waste Transfer Station

Free waste disposal vouchers are sent with the Rates account. It allows 8 free entries into the appropriate Transfer Station. Property owners who rent their property are requested to forward the vouchers onto their tenants.

Council has reached an agreement with the Devonport City Council for some residents to have access to the Spreyton Transfer Station All residents south of the Frankford Highway will receive tickets to the Spreyton Transfer Station whilst residents to the north of the Frankford Highway will receive tickets to the Port Sorell Transfer Station.

Bulk cardboard and recyclables can be deposited free of charge at the Port Sorell and Spreyton waste transfer stations.

Port Sorell Transfer Station is located in Hawk Hill Road (off Alexander Street), Shearwater.

Opening Hours Wednesdays to Sunday 10.00am - 4.00 pm (EST)

Closed: Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.

Spreyton Transfer Station is located in Bay Drive, Spreyton (Mersey Main Road, near Maidstone Park)

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 11.00am - 4.00pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Devonport Cup, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and ANZAC Day.

Telephone Number
(03) 6427 3351

Tasmanian's three waste management groups have launched a new website to assist the Tasmanian community in thinking differently about our waste.

www.rethinkwaste.com.au is a collaborative state-wide initiative of the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group, the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group and the Southern Waste Strategy Authority that encourages Tasmanians to rethink what we do with our waste at home, at school, in the workplace and when out and about.

Rethinkwaste.com.au is encouraging all Tasmanians to continue improving our environment, save energy, and reduce the burden on landfill by rethinking what we do with our waste.  Reducing the level of household waste is an easy exercise in rethinking old habits and watching what goes in our bins.  Rethinkwaste.com.au can show you how to get started and keep you going with great tips and ideas throughout the year.

By rethinking what we do, we can make a real reduction to the amount of waste we throw out.  It’s not hard and every little bit helps.

Visit www.rethinkwaste.com.au for more information.

Port Sorell Old Landfill rehabilitation project

Rehabilitation of the Port Sorell old landfill site at the corner of Hawk Hill Road and Alexander Street, Shearwater is progressing, with detailed environmental testing of air, water and soil now underway around the site.

Council is working closely with environmental scientists, engineers and the Environment Protection Authority Tasmania on the investigation.

The Waste Transfer Station remains open.  Measures will be in place to minimise risks during these tests, including erection of additional fencing, surface water diversion, and monitoring of air, soil and water conditions.

Signs have been erected around the site and along Poyston Creek advising of the testing and local precautions.

At the Waste Transfer Station, please observe:

  • No smoking
  • Beware of all equipment and vehicles
  • Avoid site areas restricted by fences or other barriers
  • Access only during Waste Transfer Station opening hours by main entry in Hawk Hill Road
  • Follow instructions of Council staff and environmental scientists at all times when on site.

Along Poyston Creek, as a precaution please observe:

  • No swimming or water activities
  • No drinking the creek water
  • No eating fish or shellfish from the creek
  • Do not use water on vegetables, fruit trees or lawns.

Residents with bore water sources in the vicinity of the old landfill site are asked to contact Council to arrange free testing of the water quality.  As a precaution until test results are known, it is recommended to not drink bore water and avoid using bore water to water vegetable gardens and fruit trees.

Port Sorell Old Landfill Rehabilitation Project

Port Sorell Old Landfill Rehabilitation update - January-February 2020

Please contact Council with any questions regarding this rehabilitation project on 6426 4444.