Bookings are now open for Belconnen residents to access free bulky waste collection. This expansion of bulky waste collection services is another step towards delivering on the ACT Government’s election commitment to provide a city-wide service by 1 July this year.
“Belconnen residents who are keen to save a trip to the tip can now benefit from the free collection of bulky household items like old furniture, tools and unwanted electronic equipment,” Minister for City Services Chris Steel said.
“If you did some tidying over the Easter break, now’s a great time to get rid of those household items you no longer need.
“Many items find new homes and make their way back into our community. Our partnerships with charities like GIVIT, The Salvation Army and Vinnies help ensure vulnerable Canberrans benefit from recycled items.
“This is another way we can all contribute to creating a circular economy where things are recycled and re-used, not simply thrown into landfill.”
Each household is entitled to receive one free collection per year of up to two cubic metres for a range of items including furniture, household appliances, white goods and electrical equipment.
The bulky waste service has so far achieved a 38.8 per cent resource recovery rate, making an important contribution towards diverting waste from local landfill sites.
“Booking a collection is fast and easy. The online booking form takes less than five minutes to complete and shows the collection days available. Once booked, bulky waste items can be left in an accessible location inside your property boundary for collection, so you don’t even need to be home at the time,” said Minister Steel.
The expansion of bulky waste collection services to Belconnen follows the launch of services in Tuggeranong and Gungahlin in 2020. Residents across Canberra will be able to book a collection from 1 July this year when the service rolls out city-wide, ahead of schedule.
To make a booking and check what items can be collected visit: www.act.gov.au/bulkywaste