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

Kerbside Recycling Bin Assessments in the Cradle Coast region

Starting: 17 September 2018
Location: Circular Head, Waratah-Wynyard, Burnie City, Central Coast, Devonport City, Latrobe and Kentish Council areas.

Kerbside Recycling Bin […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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Beauty and the Bees – how this Tasmanian is turning waste avoidance into a business advantage

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From humble beginnings selling handmade natural skincare products on a card table […]

Community Based Recycling Initiatives – Cradle Coast Grants Program 2018/19

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Funding of up to $3,000 per organisation is available to community and […]

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