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

Community




Recycling discovery hub

The Recycling Discovery Hub is located at the ACT's Materials Recovery Facility - where recycling is sorted. Visitors can interact with a hands on recycling exhibition, see the facility through a virtual reality experience and discuss recycling with facilitators. Take a look at the virtual reality experience at the Recycling Discovery Hub below:

Bus groups can also take a tour of Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre to view the landfill, transfer station, reuse facility, landfill gas station and leachate ponds.

Make a booking for your school or community group using the booking form.
Looking for resources? Access our learning tools, including videos and guides.



Early learning resources

You can book to have a Recycling Truck visit your centre. Contact Suez directly at vincent.miller@suez.com.

Or visit the Learning Tools page for other resources you can borrow. Recycling and rubbish truck posters are available for mail out to centres by contacting the education team at no.waste@act.gov.au.

Early Learning Resources



Primary and Secondary Schools (from Year 2 - 12)


At the Recycling Discovery Hub visitors can explore what happens to the things they throw in the bin, investigate how the materials are sorted, discover what recycling becomes and identify actions they can take to avoid waste and recycle correctly.


Explore the science of sorting and what happens to waste and recycling beyond the bin.


Uncover the broader story in one session incorporating:

  • A presentation and interactive displays at the Recycling Discovery Hub to explore recycling from your kerbside bin to new products.
  • A tour of the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre to view the landfill and associated facilities.

Primary Program
Secondary Program

College and Tertiary Students

Interested in helping inspire the environmental leaders of the future?
We offer tailored sessions that appeal to both College and Tertiary level students including extended discussion about:

  • practical environmental land management of the landfill (leachate)
  • conversion of methane to electricity (renewable energy production at our sites)
  • ACT Government's waste recovery target of 90% in action
  • Optional: social enterprise and resource recovery by visiting the ACT's award winning Mattress Recycling Facility, Soft Landing.
  


Community Groups

Custom sessions can be organised to meet the needs and interests of your group. Book or enquire about a session through the booking form.

For forthcoming events click here.

Community Session

Restrictions

  • Visits accommodate a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 attendees. (One group of 50 can book at one time if half visit the Resource Management Centre and half visit the Recycling Discovery Hub and then swap over.)
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • For safety reasons visits are not available for children under seven years of age (under Year 2).
Learning tools

Activity Sheets

What bin does it go in? (PDF 2MB)
Help your preschoolers learn about recycling. Print out and match the items to the correct bin.

Recycling Fact Sheets

Find out what happens to the bales of sorted recycled material.

Tools

Business recycling program

Actsmart Business Recycling is a FREE program to help your business put efficient recycling and waste management into action. Visit the Actsmart website for more information.

Business programs

Recycling guide - other languages

Recycling GuideOur Recycling Guide is available in a variety of languages to ensure maximum accessibility.

Free sustainability program for schools

Actsmart offers on site recycling, energy and water education to make your school sustainable. Visit the Actsmart website for more information.

ACTsmart Schools