Southern Waste Solutions

Polar Operations

Christine Bell

Phone: +61 (0) 408 253 770


Southern Waste Solutions (SWS) is a waste management business owned and operated by four councils. Its main business is a regional landfill located near Copping, approximately 50 km east of Hobart.

The main landfill is fully lined and secure. Quarterly independent monitoring continues to demonstrate that it has not had any adverse effect on the environment.
The landfill also includes Tasmania’s only hazardous waste cell. This cell is significantly more secure than the main landfill, and is also of a more robust design than most similar facilities, ensuring that contaminants will not escape to the environment.

SWS is licensed to accept quarantine material, as well as hazardous waste, and so can offer a comprehensive service to those repatriating waste from Antarctica.