In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
DzIJ Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000

Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call


Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700


24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

DzIJ State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Recycling drop off centres

Drop off your co-mingled recycling, paper and cardboard for FREE at a Recycling Drop Off Centre. The centres are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Polystyrene and soft plastics are not allowed. CCTV cameras operate 24 hours a day. Fines apply for illegal dumping.

Recycling Drop Off Centres (and more waste and recycling facilities) are also available at:
Mugga Lane and Mitchell Resource Management Centres (refer to opening times for each Resource Management Centre).

What can I drop off?

Glass, metal and rigid plastic containers and packaging

Drop recyclable containers in the hoppers at the Recycling Drop Off Centres.

Hopper for recyclables

Paper and cardboard

Cage for paper recycling

Fines apply for illegal dumping

What is illegal dumping?

Illegal dumping is dropping litter in any public place. This includes dumping polystyrene, soft plastic and mattresses next to the hoppers and paper cages at Recycling Drop Off Centres.

Visit the illegal dumping page for more information.

Recycle correctly to avoid fines, for more information on recycling please visit the Recyclopaedia.