‘Tis the season to recycle more and waste less

The ACT Government is reminding Canberrans to be environmentally sustainable this festive season and look for opportunities to reduce waste, reuse and recycle where possible.

“During the festive period Canberrans can generate up to 10 per cent or more rubbish and recycling than any other time of the year,” said ACT NoWaste Team Leader, Robbie Ladbrook. read more

Recycle unwanted mattresses this holiday season

The ACT Government is urging Canberrans to be responsible and recycle their unwanted mattresses this holiday season and not to illegally dump them.

“Illegal dumping costs the community a significant amount of taxpayers’ funds. Cleaning up illegal dumping places a burden on the ACT Government and costs time and money as staff need to be diverted from their regular duties to investigate and deal with the issue. While most people do the right thing and dispose of their unwanted goods responsibly, there are members of the community who do illegally dump and we want to send a clear message that this is unacceptable behaviour,” said Manager of Place Management at Transport Canberra and City Services, Jane Carder. read more

Before you hit the road...cover your load

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) and Access Canberra are reminding motorists to cover their load when towing trailers or driving vehicles to help eliminate litter and items blowing or falling off onto roadways, reserves and bushland.

“Under the Litter Act 2004, littering of any kind is illegal in the ACT. This includes travelling with an uncovered load in a car, trailer, truck or ute, even if it does not result in littering,” Director of City Presentation Stephen Alegria said. read more

New general waste and recycling collection arrangement for Gungahlin (suburb)

To allow Transport Canberra and City Services to continue to provide the best possible general waste and recycling collection service, changes are being made to the collection schedule for the suburb of Gungahlin.

Commencing Monday 2 October Gungahlin (suburb) will see changes to their general waste and recycling collection schedule. read more

Easter Bunny closes ACT Libraries

All Libraries ACT branches, including the ACT Heritage Library, will closed over the Easter period from Good Friday, 14 April to Easter Monday, 17 April, 2017 inclusive.

All return chutes will also be closed during this period for safety and security reasons. No items will fall due for return during the Easter closure. Library members can check due dates, make renewals online via My Account on www.library.act.gov.au (log in using your membership number and PIN). read more

Library branches closed Wednesday for annual planning day

Libraries ACT’s branches including the Heritage Library will be closed on Wednesday 22 March 2017 for the annual planning day to enable all library employees to meet and continue to provide good services to the ACT community.

“The annual planning day closure will affect the Heritage Library and the Access Canberra driver license service located at Civic Library. Regular programs like story time and Giggle & Wiggle will also not be held,” Vanessa Little, Director, Libraries ACT said. read more

A renewed vision for the Gungahlin Town Centre

The ACT Government is asking the community to help refresh the planning framework for the Gungahlin town centre, Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman, announced today.

“The Gungahlin town centre is a thriving place, attracting new residents, business and investment at a great rate, and will soon see the arrival of light rail. The Government is keen for community feedback on how urban planning can help the centre continue to prosper and grow,” Minister Gentleman said. read more

Have your say on smoke-free public transport waiting areas

Canberrans are encouraged to have their say on whether public transport waiting areas, including bus interchanges, bus stops, future light rail stops and taxi ranks across the ACT, should be made smoke-free.

Minister for Health Meegan Fitzharris said Canberrans are encouraged to have their say on the proposal that would restrict smoking within five metres of public transport waiting areas.  read more

Canberrans urged to reduce electricity use tomorrow

Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury is strongly encouraging electricity consumers to help take some strain off our electricity supply during tomorrow’s hot weather conditions.  read more

Waste Management over Christmas and New Years

There are no changes to household bin collections over the Christmas and New Year holidays for 2016-17. Scheduled collections will occur on Boxing Day 26th December 2016.

On Sunday 25th December all waste facilities will be closed, including all business operating within the Mitchell Management Centre. read more

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