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Bin collection delayed until weekend

By Michael Reid - 9 June 2016 17


Regular household and recycling services will be disrupted on Friday due to planned industrial action by drivers employed by collection contractor SUEZ.

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

Suburbs whose household bin collection services will be affected by the industrial action 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, Yarralumla*.

*Recycling collections also scheduled on this day.

The following arrangements will also be in place from Friday 10 June through to Thursday 16 June 2016 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 Monday and Tuesday;
  • 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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