In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000


Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call

131126

Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Illegal dumping


Illegal dumping is a concern for all in our community because it:

Enforcement

It is an offence under the Litter Act 2004 to dump rubbish in a public place. If the rubbish contains hazardous waste, it is also an offence under the Dangerous Substances Act 2004. Once one person dumps, it seems to indicate to others that it is okay for them to dump too - but it's not!

The following penalties apply:

Report illegal dumping

To report illegal dumping call Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or fill out the Access Canberra Feedback Form.

Be waste wise

Household waste, including larger and more complex items, can be dropped off at the Resource Management Centres at Mitchell and Mugga Lane for a fee. Unwanted but still useable household items can be taken to The Green Shed at the Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres for free (subject to the contractor's discretion).

Computers and televisions can be taken to e-waste drop off points at the Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres.

Commercial scrap metal merchants can be found in the Yellow Pages.

Recycling drop off centres at Mitchell, Parkwood and Mugga Lane are open between 7.30 am and 5 pm for disposal of paper, cardboard, bottles, aluminium and steel cans. These items can also be conveniently dropped off at the 24 hour drop off centres at Phillip, Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and Belconnen. To find out more about recycling and waste centres in the ACT call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.