Green waste extended to help storm clean-up

Green organic waste

The ACT Government is providing an additional green waste service to help residents in storm-affected areas clean up.

Residents in the Belconnen suburbs of Flynn, Fraser, Higgins, Melba and Page will receive an extra green waste collection on 15 January. Nine suburbs have already received extra bin collection services after a severe storm ripped through the area last week.

Ben McHugh, Deputy Director-General, Transport Canberra and City Services said the ACT Government is also providing free food waste disposal to those who have experienced power outages and spoiled food following the storm.

“From today, Belconnen residents who have been impacted are welcome to take household quantities of spoiled food, at no charge, to the transfer stations at Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres,” Mr McHugh said.

“Until Saturday 15 January 2022, Belconnen residents can dispose of food waste at the Mitchell and Mugga Lane transfer stations, 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 Molonglo ACT Rural Fire Service Facility.”

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