FREE Hard and Green days: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November 2021

02 Nov 2021


George Town Council is offering FREE hard  and green waste disposal days at the George Town Transfer Stations for residential loads only. It is important that the hard waste is NOT combined in the SAME load as ANY OTHER WASTE -  ie 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

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November 2021

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

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