ACT Government City Services Chris Steel has announced the green waste bin roll-out for remaining Canberra suburbs, originally planned for mid-2019, has been brought forward to 1 April 2019 with registrations now open.
“The ACT Government has been working closely with the contractors to move the roll-out forward, responding to strong community demand for the service and ensuring delivery of a key election commitment,” Mr Steel said.
He said the government would continue to roll out better services that are expected by the community and work to reduce the amount of organic waste going into landfill.
Mr Steel said that registrations had now opened, with bin delivery from the start of March in readiness for collection services to commence from 1 April.
He said there are likely to be changes to green waste bin collection dates for existing service areas from April, once services start across the whole of the ACT.
According to the government, demand in the current service areas has been high, and as at the end of November 2018, a total of 40,384 residents in Belconnen, Tuggeranong and Weston Creek had registered for the bins, representing approximately 45 per cent of households in those areas.