Garden Organic

Green Waste Program

The 'Garden Organic Green Waste' program is an initiative of the ACT Government to encourage and help residents dispose of their green waste.


Tuggeranong will have green waste collection from late January 2018. Residents can sign up for green waste collections from Monday 27 November 2017.

Collections will cover Banks, Bonython, Calwell, Chisholm, Conder, Fadden, Gilmore, Gordon, Gowrie, Greenway, Isabella Plains, Macarthur, Monash, Oxley, Richardson, Theodore, Wanniassa and Tharwa.

Green waste collections are already available in Kambah. Residents can sign up using the button below.


Green Waste collections in Belconnen will start around September 2018. Residents can sign up next year with dates to be advised.

Kambah and Weston Creek

Green bins area already available in Weston Creek and Kambah. More than 8000 homes have opted-in. Residents who do not yet have a green bin can sign up using the button below.

Territory wide rollout – for the rest of Canberra

Collection for all other parts of Canberra including Gungahlin, Woden, Molonglo Valley, the Inner North and Inner South will commence around mid 2019.


Click on the button above to register for a green waste service.

A one-off fee of $50 payable by credit card is required at the time of registering unless you hold one of these concession cards:

ACTION Gold Card

Department of Veterans Affairs Gold card

Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card

MyWay Seniors card (for people who are aged 70 years and above)

Department of Veterans Affairs Pension Card


Multi Unit Developments

If you live in a multi-unit development and want a green bin, please read the following eligibility information:

If you currently have individual mobile garbage bins for domestic waste and recycling services, store and present your own bin for collection you may register for the service and receive one green waste bin.

This applies to both kerbside presentations and those residents who present inside the complex outside their own residences.

If you utilise a shared service (e.g. waste hopper) then the body corporate/strata manager will need to contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 and enquire about the allocation for the complex you live in.

The allocation process will take into account various factors to ensure the right number of green waste bins are provided.

Bin deliveries

For residents in Weston Creek and Kambah who have opted-in, your lime green lidded garden organics green waste bin will be delivered at your residential address within five (5) working days.

Residents in Tuggeranong will receive your lime green lidded garden organics green waste bin in a phased rollout as tabled below.

Registration DateDelivery Date
Between 27 November 2017 to 10 December 2018Between 8 January 2018 to 19 January 2018
Between 11 December 2017 to 27 January 2018Between 22 January 2018 to 02 February 2018
From 28 January 2018 ongoingWithin five (5) working days after opt-in



You may opt-out of the pilot at any time. We will then remove the bin from your residence. No refunds will be provided.

Want to know more about collection days and acceptable materials?

Download the ACT NOWaste bin app on your device for access to an A-Z recycling guide, get alerts and reminders to ensure that you never miss a collection.

2017/2018 Collection Schedule

Weston Creek and Kambah

The bin should be placed out the night before or before 7am of the collection day.

In order to service your green waste bin effectively and safely, bins must not be overfilled. The lid must be able to be closed fully and the mass must not exceed 50kg.

* Collections scheduled for Christmas Day will occur on Saturday 23rd December 2017

Green bins will only be collected from residences that have signed up to the pilot.

Kambah Collection Map

You can view your street by zooming into your suburb

What to put in your green bin

To learn about what goes in the green bin, please download and refer to the program brochure (PDF 2.9MB).

What can go in the green bin?

In the ACT, the following materials can be recovered through your green bin

    grass clippings




    garden prunings


What not to put in the green bin?

In the ACT, the following materials cannot be recovered through your green bin

    food waste

    paper and cardboard

    plastic bags

    stumps and logs


    construction materials

    processed timber