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

Delayed bin collections this Friday for Harrison and Franklin due to industrial action


Harrison and Franklin residents are advised that Friday’s household waste and recycling services will be disrupted due to planned industrial action by drivers employed by collection contractor SUEZ.

The Transport Workers Union (TWU), representing the drivers, has provided notice that industrial action will take place this Friday 8 July 2016. read more

Franklin and Harrison bins won't be collected Friday


Franklin and Harrison residents are advised that Friday’s household and recycling services will be disrupted due to planned industrial action by drivers employed by collection contractor SUEZ.

The Transport Workers Union (TWU), representing the drivers, has provided notice that industrial action will take place this Friday 24 June 2016. read more

Industrial action update: missed bin collections will be rescheduled


The ACT Government wishes to advise Canberra residents impacted by industrial action on Friday 13 May 2016 that catch up services will be carried out over the weekend and on Monday.

Contractor SUEZ has confirmed that catch up collection services for suburbs impacted by the industrial action on Friday will commence on Saturday 14 May 2016 and continue through to Monday if required,” Michael Trushell, Director for ACT NOWaste, announced today. read more

Disruptions to household waste and recycling this Friday


Harrison and Franklin residents are advised that household waste and recycling services will not be collected this Friday 13 May 2016 due to industrial action by drivers employed by collection contractor SUEZ.

Contractor SUEZ and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) have been engaged in enterprise bargaining negotiations since February 2016. read more

Mattress recycling facility now open in the ACT


Canberrans can now recycle their mattresses with the official opening of social enterprise Soft Landing’s new mattress recycling facility at the Hume Sheds today.

“Mattress recycling operations have now commenced in the ACT with the first of the mattresses dropped off at the Hume Sheds being separated, sorted and baled,” Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris said.  read more

Don’t send foil to the soil this Easter


Easter is a great time to remember that all that Easter egg foil can actually be recycled, Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris said.

“Easter is a time when we get together with family and friends and maybe get stuck into an Easter egg or two. Often those Easter eggs are wrapped in foil, cardboard and plastic,” Minister Fitzharris said. read more

New security measures to prevent dumping at recycling drop-off centres


Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, has announced that the ACT Government is stepping up monitoring at recycling drop-off centres around the ACT in a bid to reduce costly illegal dumping of waste at these facilities, with upgrades to existing closed circuit television (CCTV).

“Recycling drop-off centres allow residents to dispose of excess recyclable material (principally glass, plastic and cardboard) that does not fit in their yellow-lid recycling bins,” Mr Rattenbury said. read more

Canberrans urged to take their lids off


Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today launched the Recycling – take your lids off! campaign, an ACT Government initiative which aims to urge residents to take the lids off containers before placing them in the recycling bin.

“Canberrans continue to be among the best recyclers in the country, but there are a few small behavioural changes we can collectively make to be even better,” Mr Rattenbury said. read more

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