Reminder: Please keep certain things out of your household rubbish bin or hopper

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services would like to remind all residents that certain items should not be disposed of using your household rubbish bin or hopper:

These include:

  • household recyclables belong in your household recycling bin, hopp
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    er or your local recycling drop off centre;

  • garden waste can be composted or taken to a green waste facility;
  • rocks and soil;
  • hot ashes may melt the bin or start a fire in your bin;
  • syringes;
  • concrete and bricks; and
  • liquids – including paint.

Some of these things can be reused or recycled, and some have special requirements for disposal.

Please call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81 or go to for more information.

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