Capital Hill Apartments
17 - 23 State Circle
PO Box 6248


Disposing of unwanted household items

November 7, 2013

There are several ways to dispose of unwanted household items rather than dumping them in the basement or in our refuse bins, neither of which is allowed.

Tiny’s Green Shed at the Mugga Lane tip is contracted by the ACT Government to offer the public an alternative to depositing unwanted items to landfill.

Anyone with goods that are reusable can drop them off free at Tiny’s Green Shed at the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre in Symondston. They are open from 7.30am to 5pm every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day. They can be contacted on 0433 337 125. See for more information.

Tiny’s Green Shed also has a rubbish removal service, telephone 0467 830 005, Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 5pm. They will remove whitegoods, end of lease cleanup, furniture, general household items, car batteries, scrap metal, electrical goods including TVs, monitors and accessories. There is a small charge for that service. As a guide, picking up a trailer load of recyclable items may cosy $150. Of course, you can take recyclable household items including e-Waste (TVs, computers and accessories etc.) to Mugga Lane yourself for no charge.

There is also a private operator in Duffy with his own trailer who will pick up whitegoods (washing machines, dish washers, fridges), or batteries (for cars, bikes, boats etc.) free, 7 days a week. Phone 6288 6830.

The Salvation Army has an efficient free collection service for unwanted furniture. Phone 13 72 58 and select option 2. The Salvation Army picks up furniture in Forrest every Wednesday. It is a free service.

Some residents have found listing items on‎ as an effective way of disposing unwanted household items.  Such items can either be given away free or sold through this service and depending on the options selected advertisements may be free.