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Tuggeranong to have green bins next January with city-wide rollout by mid-2019

By Glynis Quinlan - 20 November 2017 6
Cath and Sammi Collins (right and centre) with Minister Meegan Fitzharris

Cath and Sammi Collins (right and centre) with Ms Fitzharris at the launch of the pilot program in March 2017.

The ACT Government has committed to providing green waste bins for all Canberrans who want them by mid-2019, with Tuggeranong collections to start in January next year and Belconnen collections to begin next September.

Following a successful pilot in Weston Creek and Kambah, Tuggeranong residents will be given the opportunity to sign up for green waste collections before the end of this month – from Monday, November 27.

The Tuggeranong green waste collections will start next January and will cover Banks, Bonython, Calwell, Chisholm, Conder, Fadden, Gilmore, Gordon, Gowrie, Greenway, Isabella Plains, Macarthur, Monash, Oxley, Richardson, Theodore, Wanniassa and Tharwa.

“Every Canberran who wants a green bin will have one by the middle of 2019,” said Minister for Transport Canberra and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris.

“This means we’ll complete the delivery of our 2016 election commitment a year ahead of schedule.”

The bins will offset some of the 5,000 tonnes of garden waste that pours into landfill each year and save Canberrans from travelling to the tip to dispose of their green waste, such as lawn clippings, leaves and branches.

Ms Fitzharris said the pilot in Weston Creek and Kambah had been a big success.

“We’ve already had more than 8000 homes opt-in for green waste bins since the trial began earlier this year,” Ms Fitzharris said.

Tuggeranong residents need to pay a one-off fee of $50 to receive the service with the first bins due to be delivered in early January and collections starting later in the month.

Weston and Kambah residents who weren’t involved in the pilot can also still opt-in for a green bin. They will need to pay a one-off registration fee of $50 but eligible concession card holders are exempt from having to pay.

Are you keen to have a green bin? Do you think you will use it regularly? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Tuggeranong to have green bins next January with city-wide rollout by mid-2019
dungfungus 2:13 pm 25 Nov 17

bryansworld said :

dungfungus said :

This link would indicate the pick-up is being done by J J Richards and the recycling by Corkhill Bros.
https://www.actgreenwaste.jjrichards.com.au/

Is the ACT Government aware that JJ Richards recently made a significant donation to the extreme right wing Australian Liberty Alliance?

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-01/australian-political-donations-searchable-database-2015-2016/8208090

dungfungus said :

This link would indicate the pick-up is being done by J J Richards and the recycling by Corkhill Bros.
https://www.actgreenwaste.jjrichards.com.au/

Is the ACT government also aware that the ACCC has an issue with that same company?
https://www.smartcompany.com.au/business-advice/legal/accc-drags-waste-management-firm-jj-richards-to-court-in-its-first-small-business-unfair-contracts-action/

bryansworld 2:24 pm 23 Nov 17

dungfungus said :

This link would indicate the pick-up is being done by J J Richards and the recycling by Corkhill Bros.
https://www.actgreenwaste.jjrichards.com.au/

Is the ACT Government aware that JJ Richards recently made a significant donation to the extreme right wing Australian Liberty Alliance?

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-01/australian-political-donations-searchable-database-2015-2016/8208090

dungfungus 10:38 am 22 Nov 17

This link would indicate the pick-up is being done by J J Richards and the recycling by Corkhill Bros.
https://www.actgreenwaste.jjrichards.com.au/

dungfungus 6:10 pm 20 Nov 17

Where is the green waste in these bins taken to? There are several sites in Canberra other than the obvious one at MLRMC. Who is the contractor who collects the waste?

Glynis Quinlan 4:03 pm 20 Nov 17

Langers said :

Yes, I want to sign up for one..how do I do that?

Langers, if you are a Tuggeranong resident then registrations will open next Monday, November 27. You will be able to sign up from the TCCS website and I am informed by the Minister’s office that information will also be provided via a letterbox drop.

Langers 1:49 pm 20 Nov 17

Yes, I want to sign up for one..how do I do that?

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