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 […]Read more
Paintback: how to safely dispose of unwanted paint and varnish
Can’t find a re-use for your old paint, varnish, deck stains or the old paintpots and pails? Then the Paintback scheme, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in May 2021, can take it for safe disposal. Paintback is open to households and trade users. It receives unwanted paint and paint packaging from more than 155 Australian […]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
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