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ACT Skip Hire Leading The Way

A vast majority of waste contained in skip bins has gone to landfill. This is a huge cost not only to the environment, but tipping fees are a major (and uncontrollable) proportion of the skip bin hire fee.

In response to the ACT Government’s raising of landfill-tipping fees,  to encourage a positive behavioral change toward landfill tipping, ACT Skip Hire established

LET’S RECYCLE CANBERRA Resource Recovery Centre in Hume.



The aim of this expansion and investment is to establish a large scale commercial waste reprocessing/recycling centre at Hume in close proximity to ACT NOWaste’s Mugga Lane waste facility and The Resource Recovery Estate.

The Centre is the first of its kind in the ACT region and provides facilities that significantly reduce the volume of waste currently going to landfill by as much as 80-90%.

LET’S RECYCLE CANBERRA  accepts waste from a range of sources including the commercial waste management industry such as Skip Bins, Rubbish Removers, the construction industry and demolition businesses. Also the general public may dispose of waste on appointment.



The waste is hand sorted for primary recycling and transported out to specialised recycling plants around the ACT and NSW. The Centre is a catalyst for the introduction of new recycling businesses on a scale not previously seen here due to the lack of suitable reprocessing infrastructure.

This facility is a key factor influencing the future direction of the waste management industry in the ACT and beyond.


Who benefits?

The Centre has a significant impact on the entire ACT community in a number of respects:

The entire community has a vested interest (environmentally and economically) in the reduction of waste going to landfill.  While the industry tends to measure throughput in terms of cubic volume rather than weight, we nevertheless anticipate processing at least 100,000m3 of waste material through this facility producing an output of recyclable material in excess of 80%;

It aligns with and actively supports the ACT Government’s policy commitment; and

It will be a catalyst for industry and employment growth.


Way ahead

The waste management industry generally operates along fundamentally simple lines. The issue of recycling introduces significant elements of engineering infrastructure that are open to new innovations.

As the LET’S RECYCLE CANBERRA Centre gains momentum, we expect to introduce innovative new solutions to some of the unresolved issues around the management and treatment of residual material that currently is not recycled.

There are various examples of similar facilities in other Australian cities. In the context of the broader waste management industry nationally, the ACT leads the way in behavioural recycling.

That is, ACT residents actively seek out and promote recycling. ACT Skip Hire’s, LETS RECYCLE CANBERRA Centre offers that ‘beyond the kerbside’ recycling to the region and is a key factor influencing the future development of the waste industry.

REcycle, REuse, REmake, REduce, REcover.


On Sale

LET’S RECYCLE CANBERRA has opened a shop to sell reusable items recovered from skip bins. The shop is opened Thursday Friday and Saturday 10am till 4pm. You will be surprised with the variety. Come and find the treasures from within.