Make a difference in your community.

Get involved to help stop leaf litter from entering Canberra’s waterways and fuelling algal blooms.

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Together, we can help stop Canberra’s algal blooms.

Here’s how you can take action today.

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Use your green bin

Leaves, weeds, grass clippings, cuttings, trimmings, twigs and sticks.

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Compost your leaves

Help improve your soil structure and keep its pH balance in check.

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Store your leaves

Compost can be a garden feature that feeds the garden as it breaks down.

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Drop off your leaves

Drop your leaves off to a host of ACT Leaf Donation points.

Adopt a tree or drain

Collect leaves that fall from the tree or end up near your drain.

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Track your leaves

Simply enter how much leaf litter you collected and what you did with it.

Click here

Get the tools you need.

Don’t have the right tools to do the job? We are here to help!

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Join the compost revolution

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Order your green waste bin

240-litre bin for garden organics.

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Get Garden Active

Get your leaves working for you.

Grow your green thumb! Get expert tips and tricks, access how-to blogs, learn how to help your garden flourish and connect with other gardeners.

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Get Informed

Learn more about the scientific research behind The Leaf Collective.

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The Leaf Collective is contributing to the prevention of algal blooms in Canberra’s waterways. Since launching the pilot program in 2021 more than 345,000L of leaves have been diverted from storm water drains.