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Released 28/10/2020

Household waste and recycling kerbside collections will be disrupted on Monday 2 November 2020 due to industrial action by drivers employed by collection contractor Suez.

The Transport Workers’ Union, representing the drivers, has provided notice that industrial action will take place as part of ongoing enterprise bargaining negotiations.

Green waste bin services, bulky waste collections and the wheeled bin assistance service are unaffected by the industrial action and will continue as normal.

Suburbs that will have their household waste and recycling bin collections impacted by the industrial action are listed below.

  • Chapman – waste
  • Chifley – waste and recycling
  • Coombs – waste
  • Curtin – waste
  • Denman Prospect – waste
  • Duffy – waste
  • Farrer – waste and recycling
  • Fisher – waste
  • Greenway – waste and recycling
  • Holder – waste
  • Kambah – waste and recycling
  • Lyons – waste and recycling
  • Mawson – waste and recycling
  • Oxley – waste and recycling
  • Pearce – waste and recycling
  • Rivett – waste
  • Stirling – waste
  • Torrens – waste and recycling
  • Uriarra Village – waste
  • Waramanga – waste
  • Weston – waste
  • Wright – waste
  • Yarralumla – waste

Missed collections will not be caught up as it would cause too much disruption to other suburbs.

From Saturday 31 October to Sunday 8 November 2020 excess household waste of up to three large plastic garbage bags can be disposed of for free at the following temporary rubbish only drop‑off sites between 9 am and 6 pm:

  • Waramanga – Walpiri Place, off Namatjira Drive
  • Kambah – 66 Springbett Street, near the tennis courts
  • Gowrie – 7 Finlay Place, near the Scout hall
  • Weston – Hilder Street, at the Weston Neighbourhood Oval.

Alternatively, from Saturday 31 October to Sunday 8 November 2020, three large plastic garbage bags can be disposed of for free at the Resource Management Centres between 7.30 am and 5 pm:

  • Symonston – Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre, Mugga Lane
  • Mitchell – Mitchell Resource Management Centre, Flemington Road.

Proof of ACT residency such as a driver’s licence will need to be provided to demonstrate the resident is from a suburb whose scheduled bin collection will be affected.

Recyclable materials can continue to be dropped off for free at the ACT Government Recycling Drop Off Centres, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the following locations:

  • Jolly Street, Belconnen
  • O’Brien Place, Gungahlin
  • Baillieu Circuit, Mitchell
  • Botany Street, Phillip
  • Scollay Street, Tuggeranong.

The ACT Government will keep the community informed of the industrial action including any further impacts to residents and alternative disposal options.

The ACT Government encourages both parties to reach agreement as quickly as possible.

For up-to-date information visit www.cityservices.act.gov.au

– Statement ends –

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