Friday bin collection moved to weekend

Michael Reid 12 July 2016

Friday’s household rubbish collection and recycling services will be disrupted due to planned industrial action by Transport Workers Union drivers employed by contractor SUEZ.

Residents in affected suburbs are requested to leave their bins out on the kerb from Friday until Monday as missed collections will be picked up on Saturday and Sunday (and on Monday if required).

Suburbs where household bin collection services will be affected include: Acton, Downer, Lyneham (south of Ginninderra Drive), Ainslie, Duntroon*, Narrabundah*, Barton*, Forrest*, Oaks Estate*, Beard*, Franklin, O’Connor, Braddon*, Griffith*, Pialligo*, Campbell*, Hackett, Red Hill*, City, Harrison, Reid*, Deakin*, Hughes*, Turner, Dickson, Kingston*, Watson and Yarralumla*.

*Recycling collections also scheduled on this day.

The following arrangements will also be in place from Friday 24 June until Thursday 30 June for affected residents:

  • excess household waste of up to two large plastic garbage bags can be disposed of for free at both the Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres. Proof of address such as driver’s licence will need to be provided to demonstrate the resident is from a suburb whose bins were scheduled for collection on Friday.
  • recyclable materials from can be dropped-off for free at the six regional recycling centres. Additional collection services will again be scheduled for the centres to help cope with the expected increase in the recyclable material being disposed of by affected residents.

For more information visit or call 13 22 81.

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