19 Oct 2020

George Town Council is offering  free hard waste and green waste disposal days at both the George Town and Pipers River Waste Transfer Stations for residential loads only. It is important that hard waste NOT be combined in the SAME load as ANY OTHER WASTE-  general household or green waste!

Proof of residency by way of rates notice or photo identification will be required.  No restriction will be placed on the number of visits to either of the facilities on the free days.  This service is strictly available for residential waste only.

Commercial loads will be charged standard rates.


George Town Waste Transfer Station - Mt George Road, George Town

HARD WASTE - FREE DISPOSAL - Saturday 7th November 2020 from 9.00am – 4.00pm

GREEN WASTE - FREE DISPOSAL - Sunday 8th November 2020 from 9.00am - 4.00pm


Pipers River Waste Transfer Station - Parry’s Road, Pipers River

HARD & GREEN WASTE - FREE DISPOSAL - Sunday 8th November 2020 from 9.00am – 4.00pm


What is accepted as hard waste?

Hard waste is large items that cannot fit in a regular bin and are usually quite large.

Items like:

  • fridges
  • washing machines
  • couches
  • cupboards
  • wardrobes
  • televisions
  • furniture
  • computers
  • mattresses

 These items WILL NOT be accepted as HARD WASTE

  • Household rubbish – Waste that would normally go in your kerbside bins
  • Recycling – Plastics, Paper and cardboard, Glass bottles, Polystyrene etc
  • Green waste
  • All fencing wire (including chicken wire)
  • Glass – Windows, windscreens etc
  • Building waste including glass, loose rubble, bricks, concrete, soil, sand and roofing iron
  • Tyres
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Hazardous and toxic waste including asbestos and ashes.
  • Any item longer than 1.5 metres (excluding mattresses and furniture)
  • Chemicals or liquids, including engine oil
  • Commercial or business waste
  • Engine blocks, car batteries, or any other car parts
  • Paint, fuel tins
  • Vegetable matter

We encourage you to utilise this free Hard & Green Waste Disposal service. 

Should you have any queries, please contact Council on 6382 8800 or visit

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