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Brighton Council Waste Transfer Station

The Waste Transfer Station is currently operating as normal during the COVID-19 situation.

131 Cove Hill Road

Bridgewater TAS 7030

Fri – Mon from 8.30am to 4.30pm

Tues – Thurs – CLOSED

Christmas Day and Good Friday – CLOSED


Waste Transfer Station Charges

To view Brighton Council’s Waste Transfer Station Charges for the current Financial Year, please visit Fees and Charges.


Waste Oil Collection Facility

Brighton Council operate a bunded oil recycling facility located at the Waste Transfer Station. The purpose of the bunded oil recycling facility is to:

  • Encourage recycled oil collection at the Waste Transfer Station
  • Increase the service provision to the general community of the type and nature of services to the waste management facility in general; and
  • Protect our local environment, including the Derwent and Jordan Rivers


Household Waste and Recycling

Brighton Council continues to offer fortnightly kerbside garbage and recycling bin collections during the COVID-19 situation.

Click here to see a map of what area and day your garbage collection is.

2020 collection dates can be obtained here.

Please ensure your bins are at the kerbside ready for collection by 6am on your day of service.

Here are some tips on reducing household waste during COVID-19



Please click here for simple guidelines on recycling:

Do’s and Don’ts – Kerbside Recycling

Items That Can Be Collected:

  • Cardboard/paper
  • Newspapers
  • Milk cartons (washed)
  • Glass bottles (washed)
  • Aluminium and Steel cans
  • PET and HDPE plastic bottles
  • Recyclable products are only collected if placed in the Council marked recycling bin.


Items which cannot be collected:

  • Car batteries
  • Engine oil
  • Cooking oil
  • Soiled paper (eg dirty nappies)
  • Soiled cardboard items (eg pizza boxes)
  • Plastic bags

Please click here for an A-Z of Recycling

If recycling is not collected because it does not comply with requirements, a sticker detailing reasons will be attached to your recycle bin. Please dispose of these items in your wheelie bin. However, car batteries, engine oil and paints can be recycled if taken to the Waste Transfer Station.

For more information on collection days, missed collections or replacing a recycle bin phone the Brighton Council Customer Service on (03) 6268 7000.




When: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2020

Where: Brighton Municipality

Cost: Free

Event Details:

National event, Garage Sale Trail, is coming to the Brighton area on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2020, with the support of council.

This jam-packed weekend is a great way to make (or save) money, declutter and meet your neighbours. Last year, residents made a tidy $319 at their garage sale and cleared out their sheds, cupboards and garages in the process.

Households, schools, community groups and local businesses are all invited to host a garage sale or shop the Trail, joining a nationwide movement that sees over 3,500 tonnes of stuff sold and diverted from landfill.

For shoppers, it’s a great opportunity to pick up a bargain (just in time for Christmas), so get those reusable shopping bags ready for the secondhand treasure hunt of your life.

With garage sales happening both online and in person, Garage Sale Trail 2020 will bring you new, safe and fun ways to join the Trail and be part of the country’s biggest weekend of money making, planet-saving and treasure-hunting fun.

Register your interest now to be alerted when registrations open at


What is Garage Sale Trail?

Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s biggest weekend of garage sales. It’s happening on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 November 2020.

You don’t need to have a garage, just set up in your front yard or join in online.

 Who is it for?

Garage Sale Trail is for everyone! Households, community groups, charities, schools, makers and creators can all hold a sale to earn some extra cash or fund raise.

Why get involved?

  • Earn some extra cash or fund raise
  • Declutter and reduce waste to landfill
  • Get to know your neighbours

How does it work?

Residents interested in organising and hosting a sale on the weekend can register their interest now at You’ll be notified when registrations open in September and be invited to list your garage sale event on the national website. You’ll also get access to handy resources, tips and guides to make your sale safe and successful, all provided for free.

What does it cost?

The support of Brighton Council makes the event free for residents.

Why is council involved?

Garage Sale Trail is one of a number of council initiatives designed to reduce waste to landfill and provide the community with ways to dispose of unwanted items responsibly.

Is it safe to have a garage sale?

Yes, it is!  Being involved as a part of the Garage Sale Trail means you’ll get tips and support to make your sale contactless and COVID-safe.

Further information:

Visit or contact Garage Sale Trail directly on

To request a new or replacement waste or recycling container please download, complete and return this form  or contact Brighton Council Customer Service on (03) 6268 7000 between 8.15am and 4.45pm (Mon – Fri).  There may be a fee associated with this replacement.

Signed and completed forms may be returned by emailing them to or by mail to:

Brighton Council

1 Tivoli Road

Old Beach TAS 7017


If you are the tenant of the property, the owner/property manager is required to complete and sign this form as there may be some additional costs involved with the replacement of the bins

Council offers a delivery service for new and replacement garbage and recycle bins every Wednesday.

Brighton Council offers a FREE Green and Hard Waste collection service to help residents dispose of unwanted items* and green waste. This service is free for residents who currently receive a kerbside rubbish collection.

Green/Hard waste collections are done on the first Tuesday of June and December each year.


* Please note that vehicle tyres, fridges, freezers and mattresses are no longer accepted as part of these collections.  All these items can be taken to the Waste Transfer Station for a fee.


How to get your Green/Hard Waste collected:

  • Waste must be placed on the nature strip the night before collection is due
  • Items must be able to be lifted by two men
  • All hard waste items must not exceed two metres in length
  • All items such as tree branches and cuttings must be tied in 20kg or less bundles and a maximum of 1.5m in length and 20cm in diameter
  • Loose materials must be bagged
  • Items such as rubble, soil, rocks and concrete will not be collected
  • Total volume of items must not exceed 2m3.
  • Please do not endanger Council Staff by leaving broken glass, asbestos and chemicals out for collection (these items will also not be collected).


Bookings are not required.

If you have waste to be collected please place the waste outside on your nature strip the night before the collection is due. For more information, please contact the Brighton Council on (03) 6268 7000.

Remember, this service is only available to residents who currently receive kerbside collection.