First green bins delivered to Weston Creek and Kambah

The first green waste bins have started to be delivered to residents in Weston Creek and Kambah this week as part of the green waste bin pilot program.

More than 5,000 homes in Weston Creek and Kambah have said yes to the new green waste kerbside collection service starting in the second half of April 2017.

The 240 litre green waste bins are for all household garden vegetation waste and will help divert some of the 5,000 tonnes of garden waste currently going to landfill each year. Waste collected from green bins will be processed, recycled and made available through commercial providers.

There will be no changes to the self-haul green waste services at West Belconnen and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres.

If you live in Chapman, Duffy, Fisher, Holder, Rivett, Stirling, Waramanga, Weston and Kambah and haven’t yet ordered a bin, you can do it online and pay a small one-off fee of $50 (free for concession card holders).

Weston Creek and Kambah were chosen to give the ACT Government a good sample size of residents in an established region of Canberra. They are mature suburbs with established gardens and are broadly representative of the housing profile of the Territory.

The pilot will help us to understand the intricacies of kerbside green waste collection on a larger scale. It will tell us how many waste trucks will be required for a city-wide rollout, the impact that a city-wide roll-out may have on existing waste facilities, how we can deliver the service to multi-unit dwellings, the frequency of pickups and the need for infrastructure to cater for a broader roll-out.

For more information or to register for a bin please visit www.act.gov.au/greenbins or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.