WORKS & WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Orford and Swansea Waste Transfer Stations Eftpos:

Eftpos facilities are now available at our Swansea Waste Transfer Station and a reminder that Orford Waste Transfer Station also has Eftpos facilities available.

Bicheno and Coles Bay Eftpos facilities will become available in the near future.

New Cardboard Recycling Bins coming soon to Waste Transfer Stations

To improve recycling capabilities of Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, cardboard recycling bins are being installed at all waste transfer stations. The current open top recycling skip bins at transfer stations are to only have cans/bottles and the likes placed in them and only cardboard is to go in the new cardboard bins. All boxes MUST be flattened down before being put in the bin to maximise the capacity of the bin. If people do not wish to flatten down boxes for recycling the boxes will be classed as general waste and charged accordingly. Bottles/cans and cardboard go to separate processing plants, and this is a reason for the new bins to separate the recyclables.

A second reason for these bins is to keep the recyclable cardboard relatively dry. If cardboard gets too wet from rain it cannot be recycled and is refused by the processing plant and goes to landfill.

Thank you for your cooperation with improving our recycling.

Annual Road Re-sealing Campaign – February/March 2023

Schedule change maybe subject to weather.

Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay– Road surface re-claiming and resealing. Work scope area- From approx 100m south of Esplanade, for approx 1600m along Freycinet Drive towards the Fisheries. Proposed completion Feb/March 2023

Charles Street, Orford– Road surface reclaiming and resealing. Work scope area- From Prosser River Rd(Highway) to approx #8 Charles St(Up to section previously resealed in 2022) Proposed completion Feb/March 2023

Rosedale Rd, Bicheno– Road surface reclaiming, stabilisation and resealing. Work scope area- From Apsley River Bridge to approx the Eastern side of Ferndale Rd. Extra drainage works to be completed also Proposed completion Feb/March 2023

Buckland Rd, Buckland– Road Surface reclaiming and resealing. Work Scope area- Numerous areas from Sand River Rd west to approx 2klm before end of existing seal.

 

 

Waste Transfer Stations – Summer 2022-2023 Operating Hours

Commencing Monday 31st October 2022 to Sunday 30th April 2023 the following opening hours apply to Orford, Swansea, Coles Bay, and Bicheno:

Open:                 Monday to Friday (5 Days)         2.30pm – 4.30pm
Open:                 Sunday          10.00am – 2.00pm

Closed:              Saturday

*Open all public holidays except Christmas Day & Good Friday – Normal operating hours apply. 

Please Note:  The Orford Waste Transfer Station may close with limited notice due to adverse weather conditions (such as excessive wind gusts), for the safety of customers.

EFTPOS available at Orford and Swansea Wast Transfer Stations.

 

Current and Upcoming Council Works:

Please see below a schedule of current and upcoming works.
Dates and times are supplied with the best of accuracy but may change without notice subject to conditions and other factors.

 

Project Name Activity Status
Hermitage Road Maintenance Grade Jan 2023
Happy Valley Road Maintenance Grade Jan 2023
Rheban Road Maintenance Grade Completed
Strip Road Maintenance Grade Jan 2023
Swanston Road Repairs to last 650 metres Completed
Seaford Road   

Maintenance Grade

Jan-Feb 2023
Coles Bay-Swanwick Repair Sealed Road Failures Underway
Bicheno Unsealed Footpaths Re-Sheeting and Drainage Nov-Dec 2022 or when wet areas dry out enough
Rheban Road Spring Beach Landslide Progressing testing and design Jan 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Works Requests 

Please submit a Works Request Form below to notify Council.

Some examples include:

  • Footpath and walking track maintenance
  • Trees
  • Signage
  • Road maintenance (on Council Roads only)
  • Public amenities

PLEASE NOTE: Other authorities are responsible for many road, services and public places.  For example, highways are State Growth, beaches are the Parks and Wildlife Service, and water or sewerage are TasWater.

 

Click here to view form.

The area of Waste Management has evolved from being landfill sites to environmentally responsible waste management and recycling centres. Council continues to operate its kerbside collection and recycling service throughout the Municipal area.

Council will continue to promote and implement the Waste Management Strategy and its associated implications.

Green waste management costs are increasing to meet environmental standards. As a result council will charge minimal fees on the delivery of green waste to all transfer stations commencing 1st August 2021 to fund the required changes in practices.

Please refer to council fees and charges for the applicable rates.

There are four Waste Transfer Stations in our Municipality which are located in the following areas:

ORFORD – On the Tasman Highway just north of Raspin’s Beach on the Tasman Highway at Orford

SWANSEA – At the end of sealed section of Maria Street Swansea

BICHENO – Approx. 2kms south of Bicheno township on the Tasman Highway 

COLES BAY – Approx. 5km from Coles Bay township on Coles Bay Road

 ALL CENTRES CLOSED:  Good Friday and Christmas Day                                                                                                                       

Recycling Items accepted at all GSBC Waste Transfer Stations include: Tyres (clean), white goods, general metal products, glass and plastic bottles (including Florescent light tubes), cans, E-Waste (including Televisions/Electrical items) and we are currently talking with “Paint Black” to recycle paint. Car batteries can be left at all Waste Transfer Stations and are then recycled by “Recycal”.  Old Flares are accepted for MAST.  Council also support and recycle household goods through the Swansea Men’s Shed/Shop.

MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED INCLUDE: Clean fill, Soil and loads of Bricks, Tiles, Concrete and Cement that constitute land fill.

An alternative option is the Mornington Park Tip at Mornington, Hobart which has a much larger site and accept a greater variety of land fill items. Please refer to their website for further information.

Please refer to HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES and COSMETIC PACKAGING RECYCLING INFORMATION below:

The following items should NEVER be placed in your kerbside recycling.

So, what do you do with them?

The following items can be dropped off at the Council office in Triabunna so they can be sent away to specialised recyclers:

  • Used batteries: alkaline batteries such as AA, C & D + 6- and 9-volt, round button batteries, nickel cadmium, lithium ion and nickel-metal hydride which as used in electronics, photography and phones.  This also includes watch and hearing aid batteries.
  • Oral Care products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, dental floss containers and floss picks.
  • Used cosmetics including used lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, foundation etc

Collection Buckets are located at the Council Office – 9 Melbourne St, Triabunna.

 

Waste Transfer Stations – Summer 2022-2023 Operating Hours

Commencing Monday 31st October 2022 to Sunday 30th April 2023 the following opening hours apply to Orford, Swansea, Coles Bay, and Bicheno:

Open:                 Monday to Friday (5 Days)         2.30pm – 4.30pm
Open:                 Sunday          10.00am – 2.00pm

Closed:              Saturday

*Open all public holidays except Christmas Day & Good Friday – Normal operating hours apply. 

Please Note:  The Orford Waste Transfer Station may close with limited notice due to adverse weather conditions (such as excessive wind gusts), for the safety of customers.

Eftpos available at Orford and Swansea Waste Transfer Stations

Waste Transfer Stations – Autumn/Winter Operating Hours 2023

Commencing Monday 1st May 2023 to Sunday 29th October 2023 the following opening hours apply to Orford, Swansea, Coles Bay, and Bicheno:

Open:           Monday, Wednesday, and Friday   2.30pm – 4.30pm
Open:           Sunday   10.00am – 2.00pm

Closed:        Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday


*Open all public holidays except Christmas Day & Good Friday –   Normal operating hours apply.

Please Note:  The Orford Waste Transfer Station may close with limited notice due to adverse weather conditions (such as excessive wind gusts), for the safety of customers.

Eftpos available at Orford and Swansea Waste Transfer Stations.

 

 

Kerbside Collection

All kerbside collection days and times remain unchanged. Please refer to Garbage and Recycling Calendar below.

PLEASE ENSURE BINS ARE OUT THE NIGHT BEFORE, PRIOR TO COLLECTION THE NEXT DAY

For property’s the collection truck goes directly past, Council’s kerbside collection includes a Driver Assist clause for persons meeting the definition of “Genuine Disability” under the Waste Management Policy, If you believe you meet this criteria, please contact council.

If you require a  new, re-sized or replacement wheelie bin, please fill out this form 

If you would like any further information regarding your kerbside collection, or any other enquiries regarding Waste Management, please call the Works Department on 03 6256 4777.

Garbage & Recycling Information 

2023 Garbage and Recycling Calendar 

Application For Conversion COLLECTION WAIVER

Application For Conversion Bin to Voucher

The Department of State Growth – Road Works

State Growth are responsible for the Tasman Highway in our municipality, you can find a full list of State Growth works here. You can also see the latest updates on RoadsTas Facebook page. 

 

A Council Road reserve is the land from outside of the property boundary and generally consists of a nature strip (or roadside), drainage networks including kerb and channel, verge, road shoulder and roadway or carriageway.

 Please note: This form is not permission to start work, you must await Council’s response.

Form: Work Within Road Reserve Permit

 

 

Don’t wait for a flash flooding event to learn what to do.

The Bureau of Meteorology issues advice regarding heavy and flash flooding rainfall due to happen in the near future.

To keep up to date with this advice listen to ABC Radio on the following frequencies:

Local ABC Radio

Bicheno 89.7FM – Radio National 91.3FM
Orford 90.5FM – Radio National 88.9FM or 585AM
Swansea 106.10FM – Radio National 107.7FM or 585AM
Triabunna 90.5FM – Radio National 88.9FM

    • Check your insurance cover.
    • Are you covered for flooding?
    • Does your policy replace new for old, does it have a limit on repairs?
    • Check both building and contents cover; don’t underestimate the value of contents

PREPARATION AND PROTECTION……

If people are asked how they would defend their property to prevent the inflow of water the initial response is sandbags. However, what is not generally understood is that sandbags are not waterproof.

Also, sandbags empty or full are not easily obtained. The State Emergency Service (SES) can supply sandbags to private properties however, Council has limited supplies and these are required to manage public infrastructure.

The main points of water inflow to properties during flooding events are:

    • Back flow through toilets and sink plug holes.
    • Through the gaps around windows and door frames.
    • Through air bricks

To aid in preventing water coming in these main entry points the following techniques can be used when sandbags are not available or in preference to sandbags as they can be more effective.

Put plugs in sinks and baths. Weigh them down with a strong plastic bag filled with sand or earth.

Place a strong plastic bag full of sand or earth in the toilet bowl to prevent sewage entering your property. Close the lid and weigh down. Manhole covers within your property boundary should be weighed down with earth or sand filled bags or heavy objects. The gaps around windows and door frames can be sealed with duct tape and plastic available from most hardware stores. Duct tape and plastic well applied on a dry surface is far more effective than sandbagging. Similarly air bricks can be sealed, duct tape placed over, or a sheet of plastic and duct taped. Do not permanently seal your air bricks.

In preparation for flash flooding, assess your property and its vulnerability. To increase the flood resilience of your home think about using the methods described above, and have on hand stocks of plastic, duct tape, bags filled with sand or dirt and silicone sealant. This will assist with protecting your home in the event of flooding taking place.

Know how to turn off your water, gas and electricity. Ask your supplier how to do this.

Mark taps or switches with stickers to help you remember. If safe to do so, turn off gas, electricity and water supplies when floodwater is about to enter your home. DO NOT touch sources of electricity when standing in floodwater.

If possible, move any outside belongings to higher locations including car oils, pesticides and chemicals which can be very hazardous to the environment when mixed with floodwaters. These should be stored in plastic, airtight containers in a secure place away from the floodwaters.

INSURANCE…

  • Call your building and contents insurance company as soon as possible.
  • The insurance company will confirm what repairs and replacements are needed and covered by your policy.
  • Ask the insurance company how long it will be before the loss adjustor visits.
  • Ask the insurance company if you are to clean your property or if they will get a company to do it for you.
  • If you rent your property, contact your landlord and your contents insurance company as soon as possible.
  • Photograph and video record your damaged property. List the damage to your property and belongings.
  • Use a permanent ink pen to mark on the wall the maximum height of the floodwater – do this in every room affected by flooding.
  • Make a note of all phone calls. Record the date, name and what was agreed.
  • Keep copies of all letters and emails you send and receive. Also keep all receipts.
  • Don’t throw anything away until told to (except ruined food).

Please click here for a printable PDF.