National Recycling Week is underway


The ACT Government is reminding Canberrans what can and can’t go in the yellow bin at home during National Recycling Week this week.

“National Recycling Week, an initiative of Planet Ark, encourages communities to actively recycle. Residents of the ACT continue to recycle well with most people filling up their yellow recycling bins and sorting correctly,” ACT NoWaste Director Michael Trushell said. read more

Waste collection in Gungahlin


We have been inundated with messages in regards to waste collection in Gungahlin due to some confusing messaging from the ACT Government on recent changes in Gungahlin. These changes only affected the suburb of Gungahlin NOT the whole Gungahlin region. The roadside signs placed on major arterial roads did make this confusing. read more

Access to Mitchell Resource Management Centre


Delays are being experienced outside the Mitchell Resource Management Centre (MRMC) on weekends due to road works. Traffic has been restricted to a single left hand turn in and left hand turn out of the MRMC onto Flemington Road southbound traffic. Depending on weather conditions, these measures will be in place until late September. 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

Paintback pushes new direction for unwanted paint disposal


Paintback officially launched operations in the ACT with a mission to change the way people deal with potentially hazardous paint materials once they are no longer of use.

Paintback is a voluntary, national project which offers a safe and accessible way to dispose of unused architectural and decorative paint, without sending it to landfill. 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

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

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