Green Bin Pilot Program

The green bin pilot program is an initiative of the ACT Government to encourage and help residents dispose of their green waste.

The pilot program is for residents in Chapman, Duffy, Fisher, Holder, Rivett, Stirling, Waramanga, Weston and Kambah only at this stage.

Registrations

Click on the button below to register for a green waste service.

A one-off fee of $50 payable by credit card is required at the time of registering unless you hold one of these concession cards:

  • ACTION Gold Card
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Gold card
  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • ACTION MyWay Card for over 70s
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Pension Card

Multi Unit Developments

If you live in a multi-unit development and want a green bin, please read the following eligibility information:

  • If you currently have individual mobile garbage bins for domestic waste and recycling services, store and present your own bin for collection you may register for the service and receive one green waste bin.

    This applies to both kerbside presentations and those residents who present inside the complex outside their own residences.

  • If you utilise a shared service (e.g. waste hopper) then the body corporate/strata manager will need to contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 and enquire about the allocation for the complex you live in.

The allocation process will take into account various factors to ensure the right number of green waste bins are provided.

Bin deliveries

You should receive your bin within five working days of ordering.

Opt-out

You may opt-out of the pilot at any time. We will then remove the bin from your residence. No refunds will be provided.

Future rollouts

Green waste bins are proposed for Belconnen and Tuggeranong in the third quarter of 2018. Central Canberra, Woden and Molonglo from mid-2019 and Gungahlin and Hall to start in mid-2020.


Want to know more about collection days and acceptable materials?

Download the ACT NOWaste bin app on your device for access to an A-Z recycling guide, get alerts and reminders to ensure that you never miss a collection.

2017/2018 Collection Schedule

  • The bin should be placed out the night before or before 7am of the collection day.
  • In order to service your green waste bin effectively and safely, bins must not be overfilled. The lid must be able to be closed fully and the mass must not exceed 50kg.

* Collections scheduled for Christmas Day will occur on Saturday 23rd December 2017

Green bins will only be collected from residences that have signed up to the pilot.

Kambah Collection Map

You can view your street by zooming into your suburb

What to put in your green bin

To learn about what goes in the green bin, please download and refer to the program brochure (PDF 2.9MB).

What can go in the green bin?

In the ACT, the following materials can be recovered through your green bin

  • grass clippings
  • leaves
  • branches
  • flowers
  • garden prunings
  • weeds

What not to put in the green bin?

In the ACT, the following materials cannot be recovered through your green bin

  • food waste
  • paper and cardboard
  • plastic bags
  • stumps and logs
  • soil
  • construction materials
  • processed timber
  • recyclables