Central Coast Council | Ph 03 6429 8900 | Email: [email protected]

Waste Management Collection Service


The Tasmanian Government landfill levy is a fee on waste that is disposed at landfills after 1 July 2022.  The levy is being introduced to encourage a reduction in waste, with collected money being spent on resource recovery and education about waste.  For most services like household collection and the Lobster Creek Resource Recovery Centre (RRC), this fee is collected by the Council on behalf of the State Government.  To cover the levy from waste disposed of at Country Transfer Stations, the number of provided coupons has been reduced from 38 to 36.

Fortnightly collections will occur between 6am and 4pm as detailed below.

  • Sulphur Creek, Heybridge and Turners Beach – Monday
  • East Ulverstone – Tuesday
  • Ulverstone and Gawler – Wednesday
  • West Ulverstone, Forth and Leith – Thursday (except East of Queen Street, West Ulverstone – Wednesday)
  • Penguin – Friday (except South of the South Road overpass – Monday)

Wheelie Bins – The Council provides a 120 litre waste wheelie bin, a 240 litre FOGO wheelie bin and a 240 litre recycling wheelie bin to each residence. These are the property of the Council and must not be removed from the property.

To request a 140 litre waste wheelie bin, an additional waste bin, to change the waste service for a multi-unit complex or non-residential waste collection, please download a Form by clicking on the relevant grey button available below.  Completed Forms can be submitted by email to [email protected]

Form - Request to Change Waste Wheelie Bin Size Form - Application for Additional Waste Bin Form - Application to Change Waste Service for Units Form – Application for Non-Residential Waste Collection

Kerbside Collection Service – Zone 1

Kerbside Collection Service – Zone 2

Zone two areas are listed below:

  • Forth
  • Leith
  • Gawler
  • Part West Ulverstone
  • Ulverstone – South of the Highway

For more information contact the Council on tel. 03 6429 8100.

Collections Schedule

Waste, recyclables and FOGO collections occur every day of the week except on the specific days listed below:

  • Good Friday;
  • Anzac Day; or
  • Christmas Day

Any change to collection days is notified prior to the date. Please check the ‘Latest News’ section on the home page of the website, The Advocate newspaper or the Council’s Facebook page.

If you have any questions, contact the Council on 03 6429 8100 or email [email protected]

Waste Collection

What should NOT go in your waste bin:

  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings
  • Soil
  • Concrete
  • Medical waste

Recycling Collection

Download the kerbside recycling brochure: All You Need to Know About Your Kerbside Recycling

What CAN or should NOT go in your recycling bin (please remove tops and rinse all containers):

Rethink Waste Tasmania – Kerside Recycling Dos and Dont’s

+ Rethink Waste Tasmania Website

A-Z guide to recycling and waste

Fact Sheet – Where does my recycling go?

Watch a video about local recycling

Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO)

The Central Coast Council introduced a fortnightly Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) kerbside collection service for all current domestic waste and recycling kerbside collection residents in October 2019.

Download the brochure: FOGO - Getting Started

Download the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): FOGO - FAQ

Download the What Goes Where! publication for more information: What Goes Where!

FOGO will allow you to recycle your food and garden waste in a Council-supplied FOGO bin.

Download the Fact Sheets and watch the videos below to learn how FOGO will work and what it means for you.

FOGO Fact Sheets

Why FOGO What is FOGO Where FOGO Goes Who & How Much How to FOGO – Part 1 How to FOGO – Part 2

Go FOGO with Costa!

Australia’s favourite TV gardener, Costa Georgiadis, endorsed the Council’s FOGO initiative as a logical step in preserving our area’s unique environment.

How Much Waste is Your Household Producing?

Across Central Coast, families are dramatically reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. Watch the video below for helpful hints and tips about becoming more waste wise.