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  Cradle Coast Waste Services, 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 Checks in the Cradle Coast

The sixth round of residential recycling bin assessments and contamination education for residents was completed in Burnie City, Circular Head, […]

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days – Northern Tasmania

The Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group is hosting FREE household hazardous waste drop off events for common home cleaning and […]

Don’t leave your good waste habits at home

The Cradle Coast Waste Management Group is enlisting the help of visitors to North West Tasmania in an effort to […]

Northern Tasmanian Resource Recovery & Waste Minimisation Grants Program 2019/20

The Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group (NTWMG) Resource Recovery and Waste Minimisation Grants program will allocate grants to eligible organisations […]

Free Hazardous Waste Recycling and Disposal in the Cradle Coast

Have you been to your council’s waste transfer station or resource recovery centre lately?

It’s not a tip. It’s THE place […]

It’s what’s on the inside that matters – spread the word on excess packaging

When rethinking waste in Tasmania, we’re aiming to avoid or reduce waste being created in the first place. Where it can’t […]

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 […]

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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Congratulations 2019 Waste NoT Award Winners!

September 17th, 2019|0 Comments

The winners of the sixth annual Waste NoT Awards have been announced, […]

Better Waste Management at School – Where to Begin?

August 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Want to find a better way to manage your school’s waste?

Before you […]

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