Person placing vegetation into green bin.

There will be an extra green waste bin collection in a number of Canberra suburbs this Saturday.

23 January 2020

Canberrans in areas hardest hit by Monday’s destructive hailstorm will get an extra green waste bin collection this Saturday, 25 January, to help them dispose of extra green waste torn off trees and plants.

The extra collections will take place in the Belconnen suburbs of Macgregor, Latham, Holt, Aranda, Belconnen, Page, Florey and Scullin, and the inner south suburbs of Barton, Kingston, Griffith and Narrabundah.

Leave your green waste bin on the kerb for collection by 7 am Saturday 25 January 2020.

Green waste that can be put into green bins for collection includes garden prunings, leaves, grass clippings, weeds and small branches (no longer than 45cm and a diameter of 10cm).

For affected residents not in one of the suburbs selected for the additional collection but with too much leaf litter for their green waste bin, excess green waste can be dropped off for free at the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre in Symonston between 7.30 am and 4.45 pm daily as well as at Canberra Sand and Gravel on Parkwood Road in Macgregor between 7.30 am and 4.45 pm daily.

Residents without a green bin can register for the fortnightly service online. There is a one-off $50 payment on sign-up. That fee is waived for eligible concession card holders.

Meanwhile, city services staff have been busy cleaning up in affected suburbs, with over 115km of streets swept since Monday.

For more information, to register for a green bin or to download the collection calendars, visit

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