Food waste and green waste collection for Belconnen


The ACT Government is providing support for residents in Belconnen that were impacted by the storm on Monday 2 January 2022.

Food waste

Belconnen residents who have experienced power outages are welcome to take household quantities of spoiled food, at no charge, to the transfer stations at Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres. This arrangement will be in place until Saturday 15 January 2022.

Residents can take up to a medium sized load (a sedan with trailer, a utility or a wagon). It is important to note this fee waiver applies to spoilt food waste as a result of the power outages, not for the disposal of other items.

This is in addition to the skip bin for food waste that has been arranged at the community information hub at the Rural Fire Service Molonglo Brigade at 27 Drake Brockman Drive, Higgins.

For those members in the community who may experience difficulties with transport, we ask people to please check in with their neighbours as well as family and friends if they can provide some assistance in delivering household quantities of food waste to the Mugga Lane site.

Green waste

There have been additional green waste bin collection services for Charnwood, Dunlop, Florey, Hawker, Holt, Latham, Macgregor, Scullin, Weetangera, Flynn, Fraser, Higgins, Melba and Page.

If people are not in one of the suburbs selected for the additional collection and have too much green waste for their green waste bin, excess household 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 (charges apply to branches or trees larger than 200mm in diameter and/or 2000mm in length) as well as at Canberra Sand and Gravel on Parkwood Road in Macgregor between 7.30 am and 4:45 pm daily.