THE ACT Government has announced plans to collect rubbish bins in Campbell, Hackett, Hughes, Watson and O’Malley from 3pm this afternoon, with residents advised to keep their bins out.
The suburbs were selected by outgoing domestic waste contractor Cleanaway, based on their advice on what could be achieved with additional hours worked.
Cleanaway went on strike on Friday, leaving homes in several suburbs in Canberra’s south with full bins.
Negotiations have taken place for Cleanaway to have their drivers work longer hours today, while maintenance staff from Territory and Municipal Services will also undertake collections on Wednesday and Thursday to collect rubbish in Isaacs.
The government said it was “not possible” for drivers to work longer hours on Wednesday due to it already being the longest collection day of the week (involving collections in north Canberra, including Gungahlin).
Arrangements are as follows:
Tuesday: Campbell, Hackett, Hughes, Watson and O’Malley (collected by Cleanaway)
Wednesday: Isaacs commences (collected by TAMS’ staff)
Thursday: Isaacs continues. Other suburbs to be advised pending negotiation with Cleanaway
Friday: scheduled Friday collections resume
Saturday: recycling collections in those suburbs which were missed last Friday
All scheduled services for this week will be conducted.
The operating hours of Mitchell and Mugga Resource Management Centres will be extended until 6 pm for the next three nights (Tuesday to Thursday) to allow people to dispose of the contents of their garbage bins free of charge. One free delivery will be available per vehicle. Normal charges apply for all other waste including additional household waste.
For more information on recycling and waste disposal options please visit www.tams.act.gov.au