Registrations open for 2024 Hard Waste Collection Program


Registrations for the City of Launceston’s annual Hard Waste Collection Day have opened.

For just $10, residents in the Launceston municipality can register their bulky unwanted items for collection in March, including fridges, furniture, and other large items.

Annually, more than 40 tonnes of unwanted items are collected through the scheme, with more than 60 per cent of items being recycled, re-used, or re-sold through the Uptipity re-sale shop.

City of Launceston Mayor Matthew Garwood said the Hard Waste Collection Day was really popular with elderly residents, particularly thoses without regular access to a vehicle or the ability to get rid of big items themselves.

“The City of Launceston’s Hard Waste Collection Day is a perfect opportunity to get rid of larger unwanted items that may be cluttering up the shed or yard,” Mayor Garwood said.

“By registering for the collection, you can save yourself some time, energy and fuel, to get those bigger and sometimes tricky items disposed of responsibly.”

City of Launceston Sustainability Team Leader Michael Attard said the program had seen plenty of reusable items registered in recent years.

“This program has a focus on re-use, re-sale and recycling before we even think about sending items to landfill,” Mr Attard said.

“I think people appreciate that their items won’t simply be trashed; they will be assessed to see if they can be repurposed or recycled.

“We hope Launceston residents will register those unwanted items they may have around the house, so they can be collected and assessed for re-use, recycling or re-sale.”

Registrations close at the end of February.

To register, visit the 2024 Hard Waste Collection Day registration page.

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