Bins collected early for Christmas

Woman taking bins out Some Canberrans will need to take their bins out early on Saturday 22 December.

Christmas Day will fall on a Tuesday this year, meaning it will change the scheduled bin collection services in some areas of Canberra.

Any bin collections scheduled for Christmas Day, including green bins, will be brought forward to Saturday 22 December.

Make sure you double check whether your suburb or area is affected by these changes and remember to take the bins out on the new scheduled date.

Locations affected include:

  • Banks
  • Belconnen (green bin only)
  • Bonython
  • Calwell
  • Chisholm
  • Conder
  • Fadden
  • Florey (green bin only)
  • Garran
  • Gilmore
  • Gordon
  • Gowrie
  • Isaacs
  • Isabella Plains
  • Macarthur
  • Monash
  • O'Malley
  • Page (green bin only)
  • Phillip
  • Richardson
  • Tharwa
  • Theodore
  • Wanniassa

No Change New Year's Day

Christmas Day is the only service day that will be disrupted over the festive season. Bin collections over New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day will run as normal.

Always remember to clear the pathway when your bins are out, keeping them clear of cars and other obstacles. All bins should be at least 30cm apart and facing the kerb ready for pick-up.

If your rubbish or recycling bin hasn't been emptied despite putting it out by 7am on collection day, contact SUEZ on (02) 6260 1547 within 24 hours. If you are part of the green waste bin program and your green waste hasn't been collected, contact JJ Richards and Sons Pty Ltd on (02) 6270 5070.