Helping Tasmanians to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle

Welcome to Rethink Waste Tasmania

This is the go-to place for information, waste management services and resources to help you Avoid, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle waste in our beautiful island state. ARRR!

Research shows that Tasmanians generate over 900,000 tonnes of waste each year. Most of this waste ends up in landfill, which is the least favourable outcome. Much could be reused, or treated differently to be reduced, recycled or even avoided altogether.

When we each rethink waste and choose to Avoid, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle then together we can achieve a lot. Rethink Waste will show you how.

Rethink Waste Tasmania is an initiative of the Cradle Coast, Northern Tasmanian, and Southern Tasmanian Waste Management Groups in partnership with the Tasmanian Government.

About Us

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Tasmanian Good Sorts

University of Tasmania - Recycling Walls

Will Plaister is an inspirational Tassie Good Sort. He has a keen eye for reusable items and a strong motivation to reduce waste across the University of Tasmania campuses. Will and his team installed their first Recycling Wall in a central location at the Sandy Bay campus at the end of 2019 because the University wanted to provide staff and students with the option to deposit ‘difficult-to-recycle’ items which could not be placed in co-mingled recycling bins.
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Brought to you by Tasmania's Local Councils in partnership with the Tasmanian Government