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Bin collections to be missed in 20 Canberra suburbs next Tuesday

Ongoing industrial action will see household waste and recycling kerbside bin collection missed in 20 Canberra suburbs across Woden and Tuggeranong next Tuesday, 10 November.

The ACT Government today advised suburbs with a Tuesday household waste and recycling bin collection will be missed on Tuesday 10 November and won’t be caught up.

The delay is due to drivers employed by collection contractor Suez striking on 9 November.

Canberra suburbs with a Monday household waste and recycling bin collection will have their bins collected on Tuesday, 10 November instead.

Residents are encouraged to leave their bins on the kerb until collected.

Green waste bin services, bulky waste collections and the wheeled bin assistance service are unaffected by the industrial action and will continue as normal.

Impacted suburbs of Tuesday 10 November’s missed collections

  • Banks – waste and recycling
  • Bonython – waste and recycling
  • Calwell – waste and recycling
  • Conder – waste and recycling
  • Chisholm – waste
  • Fadden – waste
  • Garran – waste
  • Gilmore – waste
  • Gordon – waste and recycling
  • Gowrie – waste
  • Isaacs – waste
  • Isabella Plains – waste and recycling
  • Macarthur – waste
  • Monash – waste
  • O’Malley – waste
  • Phillip – waste
  • Richardson – waste and recycling
  • Tharwa – waste and recycling
  • Theodore – waste and recycling
  • Wanniassa – waste

Temporary rubbish only drop-off sites will be available from Saturday 7 November until Sunday 15 November for excess household waste of up to three large plastic bags to be disposed of for free between 9am and 6pm:

  • Woden – Easty Street, Between Smith Family Carpark and Callum Offices
  • Gordon – McGilvray Close
  • Calwell – Calwell Neighbourhood Oval off Outtrim Avenue
  • Waramanga – Walpiri Place, off Namatjira Drive
  • Kambah – 66 Springbett Street, near the tennis courts
  • Gowrie – 7 Finlay Place, near the Scout Hall
  • Weston – Hilder Street, at the Weston Neighbourhood Oval.

Alternatively, from Saturday 7 November until Sunday 15 November, three large plastic garbage bags can be disposed of for free at the Resource Management Centres between 7.30am and 5pm:

  • Symonston – Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre, Mugga Lane
  • Mitchell – Mitchell Resource Management Centre, Flemington Road.

Proof of ACT residency such as a driver’s licence will need to be shown in order to access the free drop-off service.

The ACT Government understands some residents in impacted suburbs may be unable to travel to the drop‑off locations and encourage the community to support their neighbours, friends and family members who may need assistance.

Recyclable materials can continue to be dropped off for free at the ACT Government Recycling Drop Off Centres, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the following locations:

  • Jolly Street, Belconnen
  • O’Brien Place, Gungahlin
  • Baillieu Circuit, Mitchell
  • Botany Street, Phillip
  • Scollay Street, Tuggeranong.

The ACT Government acknowledged the inconvenience for residents in the affected suburbs, noting the impacts of two consecutive weeks of industrial action to the community and urged both parties to reach agreement “as quickly as possible”.

For up-to-date information visit cityservices.act.gov.au

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