Transport Canberra and City Services

Green waste bin program

Green waste bin program


Green waste collections in Belconnen will start on 3 September 2018. Residents can sign up now for green waste collections in the suburbs of:

Aranda, Belconnen, Bruce, Charnwood, Cook, Dunlop, Evatt, Florey, Flynn, Fraser, Giralang, Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Kaleen, Latham, Lawson, Macgregor, Macquarie, McKellar, Melba, Page, Scullin, Spence, and Weetangera.

Registrations begin 1 August 2018. Register here.

About the project

The Government has committed to rolling out the bins to every suburb in Canberra, with the initial suburbs of Weston Creek, Kambah and Tuggeranong chosen as pilots to provide the Government with a good sample size of residents in an established region of Canberra.

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 a broader rollout.

The pilot in Tuggeranong (including Kambah) and Weston Creek was successful, and green waste bins are now being rolled out to Belconnen. The remainder of Canberra can expect to be invited to receive the service from July 2019.


Green waste bin services have commenced. Residents can sign up for green waste collections now in the suburbs of:

Banks, Bonython, Calwell, Chisholm, Conder, Fadden, Gilmore, Gordon, Gowrie, Greenway, Isabella Plains, Kambah, Macarthur, Monash, Oxley, Richardson, Theodore, Wanniassa and Tharwa.

Weston Creek

Green waste bin services have commenced. Residents can sign up for green waste collections now in the suburbs of:

Chapman, Duffy, Fisher, Holder, Rivett, Stirling, Waramanga and Weston.

Territory wide rollout – for the rest of Canberra

Collection for all other parts of Canberra including Gungahlin, Woden, Molonglo Valley, the Inner North and Inner South will commence mid 2019.

A one-off registration fee of $50 is required. The below eligible concession card holders are exempt from payment:

  • 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

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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