Steps to Set Up a Recycling Hub in your Community or Business
The following information gives steps to starting your own Recycling Hub. It’s based on the knowledge and experience of the University of Tasmania’s Recycling Hubs (they call them Recycling Walls) and shared with their kind permission. Read their Recycling Wall Good Sort profile for inspiration. Step 1: About Recycling Hubs Recycling Hubs collect items which […]Read more
Gaia’s Nest Childcare
They’re good sorts at Gaia’s Nest Childcare Centre…not only have they halved their landfill waste by switching to compostable nappies, wipes, gloves and bin liners but they also encourage families to drop off compost at the centre if they don’t have access to a compost bin of their own. Michelle Beakley is Director of Gaia’s […]Read more
St Mary’s College – Hobart
St Mary’s College has been making positive changes to reduce its waste, with particular focus on the school canteen and the introduction of a package-free policy. Initiated by the College’s student-led sustainability group, The Footprint Project, the College is aiming to serve healthy, tasty meals while doing away with single-use products and packaging. In addition […]Read more
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.
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 […]Read more
Which bin for long-life cartons?
Can a long-life carton go in the kerbside recycling bin? Long-life liquid cartons (also known as UHT cartons, aseptic drink boxes, or Tetra Paks) can no longer be recycled anywhere in Tasmania and so, unfortunately, must be disposed in the garbage. Long-life cartons are made from a combination of cardboard with thin layers of plastic […]Read more
Congratulations Waste NoT Awards 2020 Winners!
Waste NoT Awards 2020 Winners The winners of the seventh annual Waste NoT awards have been announced, with nine projects selected across several categories for their innovative waste management initiatives in Northern Tasmania. The Awards were hosted by the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group.Congratulations everyone! Early Learners Category: Break O’Day Child and Family Centre The […]Read more
What is e-waste?
What is e-waste? E-waste (short for electronic-waste) is electrical equipment that no longer works and can’t be repaired. It Includes computers, printers, mobile phones, TVs, monitors and electrical accessories like keyboards, power supplies and cables. Some e-waste products are recycled under Product Stewardship Schemes, this means that when you buy these products a portion of […]Read more
Free Bin Posters – put the right things in the right bins
Separating waste at the source by putting the right things in the right bins is one of the easiest ways to stop re-usable and recyclable materials from ending up in landfill. If you have mixed recycling, separate paper and cardboard recycling, food and garden organics collection, a compost bin or general waste collection then help […]Read more
Congratulations 2019 Waste NoT Award Winners!
The winners of the sixth annual Waste NoT Awards have been announced, with nine projects selected across several categories for their innovative waste management initiatives in Northern Tasmania. Early Learners Category WINNER: Harper Ling – Harper was nominated by her parents in the Early Learners category for her project “Clean up Local”. Harper is 6 […]Read more
Better Waste Management at School – Where to Begin?
Want to find a better way to manage your school’s waste? Before you jump in to a waste audit, take a few moments to check out the handy tips included in this fact sheet compiled by the Waste Education Officers from across Tasmania. Download the fact sheet here The time spent in planning will help […]Read more
Soft Plastics Recycling
Currently, soft plastics are not accepted for recycling programs, after the national suspension of the REDcycle program. Stakeholders across Australia are working to address this issue, and we will keep you updated on any new information.Read more
Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group Grant Recipients for 2018/19
Congratulations to the eleven recipients of the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group’s resource recovery and waste minimisation grants for 2018/19. This year the annual program has allocated $70,000 to eligible organisations to help fund infrastructure purchases or educational materials to improve waste management practices in Northern Tasmania. 2018/19 grant recipients: Launceston City Mission – have […]Read more
Congratulations 2018 Waste NoT Award winners
The winners of the fifth annual Waste NoT Awards were announced at the end of August, with eleven projects selected across several categories for their innovative waste management initiatives in northern Tasmania. Congratulations to: George Town Neighbourhood House, Interweave Arts and Self Help Workshop Inc – winners in the Not for Profit category. Plastic Free […]Read more
A Guide to Preparing an Event Waste Management Plan
The Guide to Preparing an Event Waste Management Plan shows how Tasmanian events can reduce or avoid creating landfill rubbish and recover more resources for recycling and reuse. Download the Guide here This free guide can be customised to suit any event size or format, with event managers able to copy the plan sections most relevant […]Read more
Household battery recycling drop-off points
Household dry-cell batteries including alkaline, lithium, watch batteries and cordless drill batteries can be recycled in Tasmania, just not through your kerbside recycling bin. When mixed in your kerbside bin, they cannot be easily separated and can contaminate the other recyclables. They also pose a fire risk within the bin and the collection trucks. Instead, […]Read more