For a one-off fee of $50, residents in the designated program suburbs who want to participate will get a 240 litre lime green lidded bin (same size as the recycling bin) and a fortnightly pick-up service.
Register online for your green waste bin.
If you need assistance to register, contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.
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.
You can still apply for a green waste bin if you are renting, however the green waste service is registered to the property address and must remain with the property, even if you move.
If you move and the new property does not have a green waste bin, you will have to register and pay again.
A one-off registration fee of $50 will be required at the time of registering, with your green waste bin collected every fortnight. Concession card holders with one of the below concession cards will receive their green waste bin for no charge.
Residents in Weston Creek, Tuggeranong and Belconnen registering for a green waste bin will receive the bin within five working days. Residents in other suburbs will receive bins as follows, with services commencing from 1 April 2019:
|Registration Date||Delivery Date|
|Between 14 January 2019 to 8 February 2019||Between 25 February 2019 to 8 March 2019|
|Between 9 February 2019 to 22 February 2019||Between 4 March 2019 to 15 March 2019|
|Between 23 February 2019 to 8 March 2019||Between 18 March 2019 to 29 March 2019|
|Between 9 March 2019 to 21 April 2019||Delivery by 26 April 2019|
|From 22 April 2019 ongoing||Within five working days from signing-up|
View the collection schedule for residents in the suburbs of Weston Creek and Tuggeranong who have green waste bins.
View the collection schedule (PDF 471KB) for residents in the suburbs of Belconnen who have opted in.
A new collection schedule for services commencing 1 April will be available shortly.
All residents in the ACT who currently have their own domestic yellow and red bins are able to register for a green waste bin.
Green waste will be collected by a commercial contractor from the kerbside and transported to a green waste facility for processing into mulch which will be available for sale to the public through commercial providers.
No. Food scraps should not be placed into your green waste bin.
Green waste refers to garden vegetation waste which includes: