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Tasmania’s Landfill Levy: starts July 1

The new landfill levy is a fee paid by Tasmania’s landfill operators for every tonne of waste disposed in their landfill. Waste is weighed at time of delivery and a $20/tonne fee is collected by the State Government. The Tasmanian Government’s landfill levy starts from 1 July 2022. The money raised through the levy is […]

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Why salvaging building site waste is good for your bottom line

It’s no secret that our landfills are choking on waste – bad news for both our environment and the planet. The good news is, just like our household waste, we could be salvaging much of the building site waste coming from construction and demolition jobs. And, with the State Government introducing a new levy on […]

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How Product Stewardship Schemes are helping Tasmanian businesses reduce landfill costs

Most of us do a great job utilising kerbside recycling – both at home and in our businesses. But what about those tricky items that seem, by all accounts, unrecyclable? Too often, these products (and the precious materials they contain) end up in landfill, which is bad news for our economy and the health of […]

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How to tell if packaging can be composted

If you’re unsure what packaging can be composted, then these are the two trusted symbols to look for: Items with either of these symbols mean they have been tested and certified against the Australian Standard as 100% compostable. NOTE! This does NOT mean they are recyclable, so please DO NOT place compostable packaging in your […]

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Step Up to Clean Up Tasmania

Tasmania’s three regional Waste Management Groups are encouraging everyone to Step Up to Clean Up Tasmania during Australia’s biggest community based environmental event, Clean Up Australia Day, as the state’s environment continues to feel the effects of increased household waste and changed habits created by COVID-19.Since the pandemic began, there’s been growing numbers of single-use […]

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How to dispose of Rapid Antigen Tests and facemasks

To be COVID safe, used Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) and facemasks should be disposed of in the garbage bin.RATs and facemasks cannot be recycled in kerbside bins. Mask straps should be snipped before placing the whole item in the garbage, to reduce the risk to wildlife if the mask accidentally becomes litter. Used RATs are […]

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Understanding Plastic Identification Codes (PICs)

Plastic products often feature a Plastics Identification Code (PIC) triangle also known as a Resin Identification Code. It is a classification system created by plastic manufacturers to identify the type of plastic used to make a product. The codes are usually found stamped or printed on the bottom of products and show a number from […]

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Recycling potential well beyond the kerbside bin

Let’s go beyond kerbside recycling in Tasmania… With less than half of the total possible recyclable and reusable waste generated in Tasmania currently being recovered, we’re hoping that National Recycling Week 2021 (8 – 14 November)  will encourage people to discover the big variety of recycling, repair and reuse service available across the state. Kerbside […]

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2021 Waste NoT Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all winners in the eighth annual Waste NoT Awards (NoT = Northern Tasmania)! Primary School CategoryLongford Primary School – found unique and innovative ways to make their school more sustainable. They have purchased waste separation bins and are now separating soft plastics, paper, general recycling and compost. The compost is used in the […]

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What We’ve Learnt from Tasmania’s Waste Levy Experience

Did you know that a landfill waste levy already exists in around half of Tasmania? You may have heard that in July 2022, the Tasmanian Government is planning to introduce a levy on all waste sent to landfill across Tasmania. This is one of many initiatives in the Government’s Waste Action Plan to improve the […]

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Keep Australia Beautiful Week

22 August 2022

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Clean Up the World Weekend

16 September 2022

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National Recycling Week

7 November 2022

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