Rubbish bins will remain on Canberra's kerbs on Friday as garbage collectors walk off the job.
Garbage truck drivers employed by collection contractor SUEZ are set to strike as part of pay negotiations which have been dragging on since February, the Transport Workers Union said.
Affected suburbs include: Ainslie, Duntroon, Narrabundah, Barton, Forrest, Oaks Estate, Beard, Franklin, O'Connor, Braddon, Griffith, Pialligo, Campbell, Hackett, Red Hill, City, Harrison, Reid, Deakin, Hughes, Turner, Dickson, Kingston, Watson and Yarralumla.
And Canberrans could be in for more disruptions if the wage dispute is not resolved soon.
ACT NOWaste director Michael Trushell said as the workers can take protected action until June 8, the ACT government is working with SUEZ to help minimise the impact of further strikes on residents.
"We would encourage people to be mindful of their waste generation over the next few weeks. By minimising the amount of waste created, people may be able to help their friends, family or neighbours by offering any room they have in their bin to someone who needs it to dispose of excess waste," Mr Trushell said.
Affected residents should leave their household waste and recycling bins out regardless as missed collections are likely to be picked up on Saturday.