Transport Canberra and City Services


Green waste bin program

Green waste bin program

Green bin collections will be available across all Canberra suburbs from 1 April 2019.

Belconnen, Tuggeranong and Weston Creek residents can continue to register for the service, which is already operating in these areas.

Gungahlin, Woden, Molongolo, Inner North and Inner South residents can register now for services commencing 1 April 2019, with delivery of bins starting from 1 March 2019.

Green bin services may be available for apartments and townhouses. If you have your own red and yellow bins you can register directly online. If you have a shared waste service, talk to your strata or body corporate manager to find out more.

A one-off registration fee of $50 is required, however residents with one of the following concession cards can receive the service for free:

  • ACTION Gold Card
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card
  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • MyWay Seniors Card (for people who are aged 70 years and above)
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Pension Card

About the project

The ACT Government committed to rolling out green bins to every suburb in Canberra, with the initial suburbs of Tuggeranong and Weston Creek chosen as pilots. This provided the Government with an understanding of how many waste trucks were required for a city wide rollout, the impact that a city wide rollout may have on existing waste facilities, the regularity of pickups and the need for infrastructure to cater for the broader rollout.

Green bin services will now commence across remaining Canberra suburbs from 1 April 2019.

Bin and missed service collection

To find out when your green bin will next be collected, you can enter your suburb into Fix My Street.

View the Green Bin FAQs, visit the website or call 13 22 81 for more information about the green waste service.

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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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