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

Green waste bin program


Extra green bin collections for suburbs hardest hit by storm

Residents in Belconnen and the inner south that were the hardest hit by the storm will receive an additional green waste bin collection this Saturday 25 January 2020.

If you have your own red and yellow bins you can register directly online. If you have a shared waste service, talk to your strata or body corporate manager to find out more.

Green waste bin collection services are available across all Canberra suburbs who have an existing red and yellow bin service including some apartments and townhouses. If you have a shared waste service, talk to your strata or body corporate manager to find out more.

A one-off registration fee of $50 is required, however residents with one of the following concession cards can receive the service for free:

Bin and missed service collection

If your green waste bin hasn’t been emptied despite putting it out by 7am on collection day, contact JJ Richards on 6270 5070. Leave your bin on the kerbside until serviced.

Check Suburb information for current information on collection days.

Green bins in new development design

The Development Control Code for Best Practice Waste Management 2019 (PDF 4.4MB) directs design professionals on how to incorporate best practice waste management principles and requirements into the design, construction and operation of new developments.  Space allocations for green bins, as per Table 1 below, must be included as part of the Waste and Resource Management Plan submitted with Development Applications for residential or mixed-use developments:

Table 1 - Green bin space allocations

No.

Property Type

Allocation type

Allocation#

1

Single unit or dual occupancy dwelling with individual garbage and recycling mobile garbage bins (MGBs)

  

Basic Allocation

1 x 240 litre MGB per each residential unit.

2

Multi-unit residential developments with individual garbage and recycling MGBs

2.1

With ground floor private open space
(e.g. courtyard, yard area)

Basic Allocation

1 x 240 litre MGB per each residential unit.

2.2

Without ground floor private open space

Allocation B

1 x 240 litre MGB per 50 residential units.

2.3

With a mixture of Type 2.1 and 2.2

Basic Allocation for 2.1 and Allocation B for 2.2

The allocation is calculated separately for Type 2.1 and Type 2.2 residences to derive the total allocation.

3

Multi-unit residence with shared garbage and recycling bins#:

3.1

With ground floor private open space
(e.g. courtyard, front garden area)

Allocation A

Total area of ground floor residences (in square metres) divided by 300.  Rounded up to the nearest bin.

Example: If the total area of ground floor units with private open space is 1,200m2, then the allocation will be four (4) MGBs

3.2

Without private open space

Allocation B

1 x 240 litre MGB per 50 residential units.

3.3

With a mixture of Type 3.1 and 3.2

Allocation A for 3.1 and Allocation B for 3.2

The allocation is calculated separately for Type 3.1 and Type 3.2 residences to derive the total allocation.

# Note: No multi-unit development shall receive an allocation greater than one single MGB per residential unit. This allocation table is provided for the design of new buildings to accommodate the inclusion or green bins. Once occupied, multi-unit dwellings are not automatically eligible for the Territory provided green bins service. Residents of multi-unit dwellings with a shared waste service should talk to their strata or body corporate manager about registering for a green bin.