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


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


24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Disposing of everyday items

To help the community become better recyclers, it’s important to know how to best dispose of everyday items.

Whether you’re putting items in your wheelie bins for collection or taking them to a drop off location, find out what items can be recycled and where.

Remember, household waste is collected weekly, and recycling is collected fortnightly. You may also be eligible for the green bin program.

You can check when your bins will be collected by entering the suburb into Suburb information.


Recycling is an important way to reduce our waste to landfill.

Where can you recycle?

Use your recycling wheelie bin to recycle:

You can also take your excess recycling to a drop off facility or resource management centre.

What can be recycled?

Find out what can be recycled, plus other disposal options, in the Recyclopaedia. There are many other items that can be recycled at resource management centres, including green waste, electronic waste, and some building waste.