Northern Midlands

Waste Transfer Stations

All Waste Transfer Stations are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and half day on ANZAC day.

The Waste Transfer Station Operator's contact is (03) 63913032


Esk Main Road (opposite the reservoir )

Saturday - 10am to 4.30pm

DrumMuster - Saturday 10am to 3.30pm

Campbell Town

100 Sprent Street

Tuesday - 9.00am to 5pm
Sunday - 9.00am to 5pm

Drum Muster - Tuesday 9.30am to 4.30pm (please ring (03) 6391 3032 to register for the drum muster)


58 Gunn Street

Tuesday - 1pm to 5pm
Thursday - 9am to 12noon
Saturday - 1pm to 5pm
Sunday - 1pm to 5pm


291 Marlborough Street
Phone: (03) 63913032

Monday - 1pm to 5pm
Wednesday - 9am to 5pm
Friday - 9am to 5pm
Saturday - 9am to 5pm
Sunday - 9am to 5pm

Drum Muster - Wednesday 1pm to 5pm (please ring (03) 6391 3032 to register for the drum muster)

Disposal Fees (Applicable to Residents / Rate Payers of Northern Midlands Municipality)

Amount Refuse Only Green Waste
50lt garbage bag $2.00 $2.00
250lt Garbage Bin $6.00 $6.00
Boot Load $8.00 $6.00
Single axle trailer / ute $13.00 $10.00
Single axle trailer / ute over loaded $19.00 $14.00
Double axle trailer $26.00 $19.00
Double axle trailer over loaded $38.00 $29.00
Other / Commercial $45.00 per cubic metre $34.00 per cubic metre
Commercial Compacted $90.00 per cubic metre N/A
Car or motor bike $7.00
Light truck 15-17" $7.00
Medium Truck 18" $27.00
Large Truck $39.00
Concrete and bricks (including steel reinforcing) $28 per cubic metre

PRICES may vary depending on content and size.
PLEASE NOTE: disposal of recyclables is half the fee of refuse disposal

No tyres over 34" are accepted. No Tyres on rims are accepted (tyres must be separated from rim prior to site entry)


Non Resident / Non Ratepayers will be charged three times the fee applicable to residents / ratepayers above.

The Northern Midlands Council (NMC) subsidises Residents/Ratepayers within the municipal area for the disposal of rubbish at its Waste Transfer Stations, this subsidy is offered to Residents/Ratepayers only.
If NON-RESIDENTS/NON-RATEPAYERS choose to dispose of their waste at NMC Waste Transfer Stations no subsidy applies therefore they will be charged at three (3) times the standard charge.

Site attendees may request you to verify your residence/ratepayer status prior to using NMC Waste Transfer Stations e.g. by showing your driver’s licence or some other form of identification with a current address, or showing a current year Northern Midlands Council rate notice.

Recycling at Waste Transfer Stations

The Northern Midlands Council recycles a range of materials at its Longford, Evandale and Cambpell Town Waste Transfer Stations. Residents can dispose of recyclables at these waste transfer stations or use the kerbside recycling service. Only domestic quanties will be accepted at the transfer stations. Please note processing of recycling is half the fee of refuse disposal.

The Longford transfer station is now accepting concrete and bricks. The concrete will be crushed for re-use as road base material steel reinforcing can be removed during the crushing process and will also be recycled.Rocks and soil will not be accepted.

A number of recycling business operate in Tasmania for information about these businesses including contact details and by type of material they collect can be found in the Recycling Near You Directory.

What is Acceptable and Non-Acceptable Waste

Generally, acceptable waste includes;

  • Normal domestic and commercial waste
  • Recycable materials (seperated and left at collection points at the waste transfer station)
  • Green waste (never mixed with any general domestic waste
  • Tyres (a levy is paid on each disposed tyre)
  • Refrigerators and other white goods
  • Gas bottles
  • Paint tins
  • Building materials
  • Batteries

If you have a query regarding what can be accepted contact the Longford Waste Transfer Station on (03) 6391 3032.

Generally non-acceptable waste includes;

  • Controlled waste - defined as any waste with a hazardous characteristic that has special controls on the method of disposal and may endanger public health or the environment. Typicallly, such waste may be derived from plant and animal processing or industrial and chemical waste, especially if such waste has the potiential to be toxic, corrosive or explosive.
  • Asbestos
  • Household or farm chemicals
  • Liquid waste including septic sludge
  • Chemical containers (except for drum muster)
  • Dead animals

NOTE: Council only accept concrete / masonry at Longford Waste Transfer Station.  

What to do with Non-Acceptable Waste

There are two main landfill sites licensed to take Controled or non-acceptable waste. These are Port Latta in the North West and Dulverton in the North. In the south the Hobart City Council site at McRobies Gully can take limited Controlled Waste such as some medical waste and quarantine waste. In the north, the Launceston City Council at Remount Road can take small and limited quantities of Controlled Waste.

It is always wise to contact the Waste Management Officers at the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment to ask their advise before you dispose of any Controlled Waste or if you ar unsure if your waste is considered 'Controlled Waste' or not.

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