In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000

Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call


Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700


24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Waste signage

Apartment bins

Educational signs and resources are available to assist residents in choosing the right bin or chute in their complex.

ACT strata managers, apartment building managers, body corporation committees or other representative bodies can order selected printed waste education signage and material free of charge by filling in the order form (PDF 427KB). Managers will need to pick up resources from Suez in Hume.

PDF copies of the signs and posters are available to anyone to download and print.

Materials and downloads available

Item preview Description and downloadable content

Rubbish bin items

'What goes in your Rubbish Bin' corflute sign.

Download What goes in your Rubbish Bin (PDF 3MB)

Available to order:

  • A1 841mm x 594mm corflute sign

Recycling bin items

'What goes in your Recycling Bin' corflute sign.

Download What goes in your Recycling Bin (PDF 1.5MB)

Available to order:

  • A1 841mm x 594mm corflute sign

No plastic bags

'No Plastic Bags, Tip it Loose into your Recycling Bin' sign.

Download No Plastic Bags (PDF 215KB)

Available to order:

  • A3 420 mm x 297 mm corflute sign

Cleaner Apartment Living brochure

'Cleaner Apartment Living' brochure targeted at residents of apartments and multi-unit developments.

Download Cleaner Apartment Living brochure (PDF 1.5MB)

Available to order:

  • DL sized A4, trifold brochure

Space is provided at bottom of brochure to add agent or strata contact details or stamp.

Are you Recycling Right brochure

'Are you Recycling Right?' brochure targeted at residents with their own ACT wheelie bins.

Download Are you Recycling Right brochure (PDF 456KB)

Rubbish bin poster

'Rubbish goes to landfill as it cannot be recycled or reused' poster.

Download Rubbish Bin poster (PDF 224KB)

Recycling bin poster

'Recycling, empty containers and packaging only' poster.

Download Recycling Bin poster (PDF 270KB)

  • A4 297 mm x 210 mm

Green waste bin sticker

'What goes in your Green waste bin' poster.

Download Green Bin poster (PDF 1.6MB)

Keep it simple

#RecycleRight Keep it Simple poster.

Download the Keep it Simple poster (PDF 3MB)

Keep it out

#RecycleRight Keep it Out poster.

Download the Keep it Out poster (PDF 2.5MB)

Bin Stickers

#RecycleRight poster.

Download the RecycleRight poster (PDF 845KB)

English recycling guide

'What goes in your Recycling Bin' guide in other languages:

Which bin

'What goes in your household bins?' poster.

Download What goes in your household bins? (PDF 965KB)

Waste Management in Multi-Unit Developments

The Department of the Environment and Energy, in partnership with ACT NoWaste (ACT Government), conducted research into the recycling contamination and resident knowledge and beliefs in multi-unit dwellings (apartment buildings and townhouse complexes) in the Australian Capital Territory. The research aimed to evaluate the extent and types of contamination, the effectiveness of an ACT NoWaste communication campaign, and gather contextual information about certain recycling behaviours and attitudes.

The results will feed into future trials in a continuing partnership with ACT NoWaste to reduce recycling contamination, and will contribute to a growing evidence base to improve waste management outcomes across Australia.

Waste Management Consultants

Strata and building managers can also seek services from waste management consultants who can provide advice and solutions to improve recycling outcomes and lower waste costs.