ACT recycling and waste collection is managed by City Services.

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Residential bin collection

There are 3 bin types that are collected from your household on either a weekly or fortnightly basis:

  • a 240 litre recycling bin with a yellow lid
  • a 140 litre rubbish/landfill bin with a dark green or red lid
  • an optional 240 litre garden organic green waste bin with a light green lid.

If you live in a multi-unit dwelling with shared waste facilities, recycling and waste systems can vary depending on where you live.

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Bulky waste collection

All ACT residents can book one free bulky waste collection per calendar year.

You can request collection of up to 2 cubic metres of items you’d otherwise take to the tip.

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Drop-off facilities

The ACT has 2 resource management centres where ACT residents can recycle and dispose of items that don’t belong in household wheelie bins. They are located at:

  • Flemington Road, Mitchell
  • Mugga Lane, Symonston

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You can also drop off household recycling for free at recycling drop-off centres. Glass bottles and jars, aluminium and steel cans, paper and flat cardboard are accepted at the following locations:

  • Jolly Street, Belconnen
  • 3 O’Brien Place, Gungahlin
  • 22-26 Baillieu Circuit, Mitchell
  • 38 Botany Street, Phillip
  • Scollay Street, Tuggeranong

Eligible empty drink containers receive a 10-cent refund per item through the ACT Container Deposit Scheme.

Visit the City Services website for more information about drop-off facilities and centres.

Waste and recycling fees

If you need to pay a fee in relation to a waste or recycling service, use the NoWaste Payments form. All fees are available on the City Services website.

Make a NoWaste payment