TAMS are warning that the bins need to stay on the road following Friday’s industrial dispute driven non-collection:
Household recycling and garbage collections have resumed today however only a small number of contractors have returned to work. This means only a limited number of suburbs will have their bins collected today.
Garbage will be collected today from O’Connor and parts of Dickson, Ainslie, Kingston and Griffith. Recycling will be collected from Narrabundah. Collection of household waste and recycling for the other suburbs due to be collected yesterday is not expected to be collected until the next scheduled collection date. The normal waste and recycling collections for all other suburbs are expected to resume on Monday.
A decision has been made to focus on maintaining normal household collections from Monday to prevent further disruption across Canberra.
To help offset the inconvenience to people who did not have their bins collected, the ACT Government is allowing people to dispose of the contents of their garbage bins free of charge at Mitchell and Mugga Resource Management Centres. One free delivery will be available per vehicle. Normal charges apply for all other waste including additional household waste.
This arrangement will be in place until Friday 30 August 2013 unless extended.