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Garage Sale Trail

24 September 2018
Garage Sale Trail

Australian Government seeking feedback on updating the 2009 National Waste Policy

21 September 2018
The Department of the Environment and Energy, in consultation with state and territory government officials, has prepared a discussion paper on Updating the 2009 National Waste Policy: Less waste, more resources. Have your say on priority issues to be considered in future Australian waste management and resource recovery by Friday 5 October 2018.

Community open sessions at the Recycling Discovery Hub

18 September 2018
Have you ever wondered what happens to the things we put in the bin? Join us at the Recycling Discovery Hub to find out! Join us at the next free community open session.

MyWaste app

30 July 2018
The MyWaste app will soon no longer be used by the ACT Government. Up to date information on recycling, waste collection and green bins is available on the Fix My Street site.

ACT Waste Feasibility Study Outcomes

07 May 2018
The ACT Waste Feasibility Study has presented its Roadmap for improved waste management practices in the ACT for public consultation.

Federal Government wants to hear from you on national approach to product stewardship action

23 March 2018
Australian governments are working together to develop a strategic approach to prioritise national product stewardship action. We want to hear from you.

NSW gets ready to "Return and Earn"

03 August 2017
Exchange for Change and TOMRA-Cleanaway have been appointed to head NSW’s “Return and Earn” 10-cent Container Deposit Scheme due to roll out in December, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.

Community Opening: Materials Recovery Facility in Hume, ACT

27 July 2017
On Saturday 19 August come along and experience the recycling plant in action; ask questions; and join the celebrations with food and drinks available - BOOKED OUT.

ACT Container Deposit Scheme

10 July 2017
The ACT will establish a container deposit scheme (CDS) in early 2018. Consumers will be able to return eligible beverage containers to designated drop-off points and receive a 10 cent refund for each container.

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Act 2016

10 July 2017
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Act 2016 (the Waste Act) was passed on August 4th, 2016 and will commence on July 1st, 2017. The Waste Act repeals and replaces the Waste Minimisation Act 2001.

The Green Bins Pilot welcomes the new Green Waste Education Officer!

27 June 2017
We would like to introduce you to Regina, our new Green Waste Education Officer.

Garbage truck drivers pause to farewell former colleague

21 June 2017
Waste and recycling collection services scheduled for Thursday 22 June 2017, will be affected between the hours of 8.30 am and 12.30 pm to allow drivers the opportunity to attend the funeral of a colleague.

Wondering about coffee cups in the ACT?

12 May 2017
Many coffee cups have a layer of plastic inside the cardboard. This makes it difficult to tell which coffee cups can be recycled and most people end up confused.

The ACT Government is committed to improving the accessibility of web content. To provide feedback or request an accessible version of a document please contact us or phone 13 22 81.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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