What's Happening

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.

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