How busy is the tip?
Below is a live camera on the line of cars at our toll-booth. No cars? Either there is no wait time, the tip is closed, or the weather has forced us to close temporarily (click here for the latest weather report from the Jackson Street tip). [Live stream instructions]
When is the tip open?
Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 4.15pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 9.30am – 4pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
No controlled waste/asbestos accepted after 2.30pm on any day
No commercial loads of asbestos accepted on the weekend
No commercial loads of Waste accepted after 3.30pm on weekdays
Why does the tip have to close when it’s windy?
When it’s windy, it becomes risky for visitors, staff and vehicles – it only takes a second for a small, sharp piece of metal to cause injury or damage. We also cannot risk rubbish being blown onto the road or into nearby gardens. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has set a wind limit of 15kms per hour for the Jackson Street tip – any higher and we have to close until the wind drops. We have a weather station on-site that tells us when it becomes unsafe. As our tip is based in a large bowl near the foothills of Mt Wellington/kunyani, we get strong north and south winds, plus we also get a special type of wind called ‘katabatic’ – this wind picks up speed as it goes downhill. It may not be windy nearby, but the tip can be getting dangerous wind gusts, so we have to close to keep people safe. Please keep checking this website as we update it as close as possible to real-time.
Is it windy at the tip?
Wind speed is currently 22 km/h
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What does it cost?
|Minimum gate fee||$11 per visit|
|Passenger tyres||$10 each|
|Light truck/4wd tyres||$20 each|
|Clean fill (conditions apply)#||$20/tonne|
|General waste – domestic GCC residents||$80/tonne
(cars and single axle trailers only)
|General waste – commercial/large vehicles||$100/tonne
and non-GCC residents
|Mixed waste – commercial/industrial/||$150/tonne
demolition/construction (by negotiation)
|Domestic quantity of double wrapped asbestos||$50/bootload
$100/small trailer load
|Asbestos/controlled waste/special burial (conditions apply)||$150/special waste handling fee
A driver’s licence or valid ID will need to be presented to the tollbooth operator to receive the discounted general waste rate. The discretion of the tollbooth officer is final.
#Clean fill: maximum particle size of 200mm, which is suitable for cover material at the landfill and contains no organic material, steel, wire or timber.
*Brick/concrete/rubble: includes building & demolition waste, rock fill,road pavement material, concrete & bricks but excluding large quantities of timber & clean fill.
Free Drop-Off Recycling
The Jackson Street tip also has a free drop-off area for hard-to-recycle items. There are big skip bins and smaller bins for different items, please make sure that you use the right bins, and we can make sure your efforts don’t go to waste (or into landfill). The free drop-off area can be found on the left-hand side of the road before the tollbooth, opposite the Recovery Shop. Can’t find your item in the list but know it is recyclable? Look it up on our interactive map on Glenorchy City Council’s Waste Website.
The recycling centre will accept
- paper and cardboard
- pizza boxes (with food scraps removed and lid separated)
- all see-through green, brown and clear glass bottles and jars
- aluminum and steel cans, including aerosol cans, oil cans and empty (dry) paint cans
- plastic containers with numbers 1–7
- milk and juice cartons.
- gas bottles
The recycling centre will NOT accept
- domestic household rubbish
- computers, car parts or furniture
- wood, rope or string
- ceramics and porcelain, pyrex cookware, mirrors or window glass, light globes, sheet glass and poison bottles
- plastic bags, cling-film, foam or polystyrene
- nappies, syringes
- garden/organic waste
- clothing or shoes
How to get around at the tip
Follow directions from the weighbridge staff and follow the signs at the disposal area. You will find the green waste area on the left as you reach the top of the hill. The tip face for the general waste and whitegoods is to the right.