Kerbside garbage and recycling collection in Canberra's south will be disrupted for a second consecutive week after protected industrial action continues by workers employed by the ACT government's contractor SUEZ.
Collection will not go ahead for 20 suburbs in Canberra's south on Tuesday, November 10.
However, the 23 southern suburbs which were affected when their usual kerbside waste and recycling was suspended on Monday this week will have their pick-up day reassigned to Tuesday, November 10.
The suburbs impacted by Tuesday's suspension of collection are: Banks (waste and recycling); Bonython (waste and recycling); Calwell (waste and recycling); Conder (waste and recycling); Chisholm (waste); Fadden (waste); Garran (waste); Gilmore (waste); Gordon (waste and recycling); Gowrie (waste); Isaacs (waste); Isabella Plains (waste and recycling; Macarthur (waste); Monash (waste); O'Malley (waste); Phillip (waste); Richardson (waste and recycling); Tharwa (waste and recycling); Theodore (waste and recycling); Wanniassa (waste).
Green waste bin services, bulky waste collections and the wheeled bin assistance service are unaffected by the industrial action and will continue as normal.
An additional three temporary drop-off points have been added for free waste disposal, with residents required to produce their proof of residency in the affected suburbs.
Drop-off sites will be open from Saturday, November 7, until Sunday, November 15, for household waste of up to three large plastic bags between 9am and 6pm.
The sites are located at Woden (Easty Street, Between Smith Family Carpark and Callam Offices); Gordon (McGilvray Close); Calwell (Calwell Neighbourhood Oval off Outtrim Avenue); Waramanga (Walpiri Place, off Namatjira Drive); Kambah (66 Springbett Street, near the tennis courts); Gowrie (7 Finlay Place, near the Scout Hall), and; Weston (Hilder Street, at the Weston Neighbourhood Oval).
Three large plastic garbage bags can be disposed of for free at the Resource Management Centres at Symonston and Mitchell between 7.30am and 5pm.
The contracting company SUEZ said it was disappointed with the decision by the Transport Workers Union to take industrial action on Monday.
In a statement, SUEZ said it was seeking "assistance from the Fair Work Commission in the negotiations in order to resolve the dispute and prevent further impact on residents in the ACT".
It said it was proposing wage increases to its contracted drivers of 2 per cent in 2021, 3 per cent in 2022 and 3 per cent in 2023.
The Transport Workers Union has been contacted for comment.