Changes to Christmas Day bin collection services

Released 19/12/2019

The ACT Government wishes to advise residents of changes to bin collection services on Christmas Day.
Bin collections scheduled for Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December 2019, will be brought forward to Saturday 21 December 2019.

Impacted suburbs will be:

Amaroo, Bonner, Casey, Charnwood, Crace, Dunlop (north), Evatt (north), Flynn, Forde, Fraser, Hall, Jacka, Melba, Moncrieff, Ngunnawal, Nicholls, Palmerston, Spence, Taylor.

All other collection days, including Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, will be collected as per normal.

The Mugga and Mitchell Resource Management Centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December 2019.

The Recycling Drop Off Centres located in Belconnen, Mitchell, Gungahlin, Phillip and Tuggeranong are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including Christmas Day and accept steel and aluminium cans, paper, cardboard and rigid plastic containers.

The festive season is also an opportunity for residents to participate in the ACT Container Deposit Scheme. Residents can return eligible, empty drink containers and receive a 10 cent refund for each. Information on return locations and opening hours can be found at

Residents should correctly dispose of hazardous waste like batteries and gas bottles, which can cause fires if placed in the household bins. For more information, visit to find out locations to safely dispose of batteries, gas bottles, or flammable items as well as a range of other common items.

For more information on changes to Christmas Day collection services visit

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