Residents in the inner north and south, Woden, Molonglo Valley and some areas in Gungahlin will be able to get a green bin for their gardening waste from April.
The ACT government has brought forward the Canberra-wide roll out of the program by a few months, after some 45 per cent of residents in Belconnen, Tuggeranong and Weston Creek had registered for the bins.
Avid gardener and O'Connor resident Barbara Preston has been tending her leafy garden around her home since 1993.
Mrs Preston said she has long had a three-bin composting system, a wood chipper and a slow combustion fireplace.
While the green bins coming to the inner north were a welcome development, she believed she would continue to use trash packs her existing garden waste recycling systems, given a limit of one bin for each freestanding home.
City services minister Chris Steel said the government was bringing forward the Canberra-wide roll out after some 38,877 residents in areas with the existing service had signed up, as at the end of November.
That was about 45 per cent of the total number of residents who could already access the service, and while the Canberra-wide roll out was estimated to cost about $10 million a year to run.
Mr Steel said residents who want to get a green bin could now register, with a one-off $50 payment contributing to the cost of the service, while concession card holders could get a bin delivered for free.
He said there were also likely to be changes to the green bin collection dates from the start of April, but the frequency of collections would likely remain the same, once a fortnight after 7am on the relevant day.
Mr Steel said the government had been working with the contractors to move forward the roll out from the original expected start date of July this year in the wake of strong demand for the bins in existing areas.
Bins will be delivered during March to those who register for them, ahead of collections starting in April.
While there is a limit of one green bin for each freestanding home, Mr Steel said he also wanted to encourage body corporates and people living in apartments to consider getting at least one.
He said for people living in multi-unit developments, the government could arrange for more than one bin per block, subject to demand, though the government has no plans to expand the one bin limit for freestanding homes.