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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Easter changes to wheelie bins, public transport, libraries

If you’re in a suburb that normally has wheelie bin collections on a Friday, this weekend they’ll take place on Saturday 3 April due to the Good Friday public holiday, 2 April.

There will also be changes to public transport timetables and library services across Canberra this coming Easter long weekend, 2-5 April, as per the usual practice.

Check the list below to see if your wheelie bin collection will be affected.

Affected suburbs include:

  • Acton
  • Ainslie
  • Barton
  • Braddon
  • Campbell
  • City
  • Deakin
  • Dickson
  • Downer
  • Forrest
  • Fyshwick
  • Franklin
  • Griffith
  • Gungahlin
  • Hackett
  • Harrison
  • Hughes
  • Kingston
  • Lyneham (south)
  • Narrabundah
  • Oaks Estate
  • O’Connor
  • Pialligo
  • Red Hill
  • Reid
  • Turner
  • Throsby
  • Watson

Visit the bin collection calendar for more information on  your suburb collection days:  www.cityservices.act.gov.au/recycling-and-waste/collection/bin-collection-calendar

Household waste collections for Monday 5 April will proceed as usual.

Public transport

Transport Canberra and Canberra Metro Operations (CMET) will run to a Sunday timetable and frequency for the following dates:

  • Friday 2 April – Good Friday
  • Sunday 4 April – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 5 April – Easter Monday

Saturday 3 April will continue to operate to a Saturday timetable and frequency.

Passengers can use a MyWay Card that is topped up with sufficient funds to travel to ensure they receive the cheapest fare. Passengers are encouraged register their MyWay card.

Passengers are reminded to only use public transport for essential travel and to consider travelling on off-peak periods where possible to help avoid crowding. Additionally, to keep the drivers stay safe, passengers must enter and exit the bus via the rear doors at all stops.

If you are feeling unwell, please do not use public transport.

For more information and to access timetables visit www.transport.act.gov.au or call 13 17 10.

Libraries ACT

All library branches and return chutes are closed over Easter from Good Friday 2 April till Monday 5 April.

Online services will remain available for library users.

All library branches and chutes will open as normal on Tuesday 6 April.

Domestic Animal Services

The Domestic Animal Services shelter at Symonston will be closed on Good Friday 2 April and Easter Monday 5 April. Rangers will continue to respond to any call outs and residents can call Access Canberra on 13 22 81 to report a dog attack or injured dog or cat.

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