Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 27 May

To reduce the number of face-to-face interactions with the community and protect our staff and their ability to carry out ongoing essential services, the Derwent Valley Council Offices are closed to the public until further notice.

Please be assured we are closing our doors only, not our services. We can still assist you over the phone or email, or in some circumstances, by appointment. 

Information on the Tasmanian Government and Council's response to COVID-19.

This information includes support available to individuals, business and community organisations including grant funding and mental health support and where to access further information around the pandemic and Council services.

Please stay home, save lives. Practice social distancing and good hygiene practises.

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Kerbside Collection

The Council has three days for ordinary rubbish collection which occurs on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Recycling collection occurs on a fortnightly basis on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Please refer to the maps below for your area.

If you are unsure which area you fall into call the Environmental Services Section on (03) 6261 8530 and they will be able to assist you.

Click here to view the revised recycling calendar.


Derwent Valley Council residents are asked to separate their waste by using the two bin system.

The Council has three days for ordinary rubbish collection which occurs on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Recycling collection occurs on a fortnightly basis on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

If you are unsure which area you fall into call the Environmental Services Section on (03) 6261 8530 and they will be able to assist you.

Your property should have the following bins:-

  • 120L or 240L household waste bin (Green with Yellow lid) which is collected weekly;
  • 140L or 240 recycling bin(yellow) which is collected fortnightly on the same day as your household waste bin.

To make sure your bins are emptied by Council's Waste Contractor, follow these easy steps:-

  • When your bins are presented at the kerbside make sure there is 1 metre between bins, the contractor needs to be able to pick bins up and place them down again;
  • Make sure the wheels of the bin are nearest your property;
  • Do not place bins under trees that have overhanging branches;
  • Do not overfill your bins. Overfilled or excessively heavy bins may not be emptied.

For damaged, lost or stolen bins contact Council on (03) 6261 8530 for information on how to replace your bin.