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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 3019..

Waste—food rescue programs (Question No 2336)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 3 May 2012:

(1) How many food rescue companies in the ACT is the Government presently aware of.

(2) What, if any, (a) in-kind and (b) financial support does the ACT Government provide to food rescue programs.

(3) If support is provided by the ACT Government, can the Minister provide details by individual business.

(4) What incentives or education programs, if any, does the Government provide to the public to reduce household food waste.

(5) Has the Government set any reduction targets to reduce the amount of household food waste going to landfill via kerbside collection.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) One, OzHarvest Canberra.

(2) No direct or in-kind support is provided by the ACT Government.

(3) Not applicable.

(4) No current incentives or education programs are provided.

(5) The ACT Waste Management Strategy 2011-2025 (the Strategy) includes the target of a no recoverable waste being sent to landfill by 2025 and a carbon neutral waste sector by 2020. This means all organics, including household food waste, should be diverted from landfill by 2020. The Strategy identifies a Residual Material Recovery Facility as the most effective way to recover household organics.

ACT Concrete Recyclers—Pialligo site (Question No 2337)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 3 May 2012:

(1) In relation to the ACT Concrete Recyclers, Gate 384, Pialligo Avenue, Pialligo ACT 2609, what management rules apply to any contaminated waste, soil and water that might be present at this site.

(2) In relation to Environment Protection Authority management, was this land the site of a former landfill site; if so, what (a) were the dates of opening and closing of this landfill site and (b) land and water rehabilitation measures, if any, were undertaken after closing of the landfill site.

(3) Is this site on the contaminated sites records or register.

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