verticaldividerRethink Waste aims to improve our efforts at reducing, reusing and
recycling in order to decrease the amount of waste that ends up as landfill.

Welcome to Rethink Waste

Although we can be great at protecting our environment, research shows that at the current rate of production, Tasmanians generate over 900,000 tonnes of waste each year. Most of this waste ends up in landfill, which is the least favourable waste management option. A lot of this waste can be reused, or treated differently to be reduced, recycled or even avoided altogether.

Rethink Waste Tasmania is a statewide initiative of the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group, the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group and Waste Strategy South. It aims to encourage the Tasmanian community to rethink what we do with our waste in order to continue to improve our environment and reduce the burden on landfill.

It’s not hard. By rethinking what we do with our waste, we can make a real reduction to the amount of waste we throw out. Rethink Waste will show you how.

Current Projects

Finding ways to avoid, reduce and reuse waste

The three regional Waste Management Groups have created an awareness raising program to encourage Tasmanians to avoid , reduce and reuse waste.

Tasmanians are […]

Kerbside Recycling Bin Assessments: there’s a Good SORT!

Starting: 11 September 2017
Location: Circular Head, Waratah-Wynyard, Burnie City, Central Coast, Devonport City, Latrobe and Kentish Council areas.

Kerbside Recycling Bin […]

‘SORT Your Load’ North West Tasmania

The Cradle Coast Waste Management Group (CCWMG) is encouraging residents to SORT their load before taking rubbish and recyclables to their […]

E-Waste Drop-off Events

If old electrical equipment is taking up storage space or collecting dust in your home or business, then get sorted […]

Make the grade with kerbside recycling assessments

Kerbside recycling bin assessments are conducted a couple of times a year in North West Tasmania.

Since the kerbside recycling bin […]

Household battery recycling

The results of a recent waste audit have shown that people in north west and northern Tasmania do not have an […]

Free mobile phone recycling

Councils in the North and North West of Tasmania are accepting unwanted mobile phones and accessories for recycling. Check out […]

Waste composition audits

In 2010 the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group (CCWMG) & Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group (NTWMG) conducted a waste audit […]

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Northern Tasmania: Waste NoT Awards 2018

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

2018 Awards are now closed for entries….. stay tuned for announcements of […]

Plastic Free July: take the challenge or make a change

June 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Plastics are a major cause of litter and pollution, especially in our […]

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