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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 11 Hansard (24 September) . .

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Answers to questions

Municipal services—waste collections (Question No 448)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 4 August 2015:

(1) How many free bulky waste collections have been undertaken each year since the commencement of the trial service in April 2011.

(2) How many bulky waste collections have been undertaken each year since April 2011 and what revenue has been received by the ACT Government for these.

(3) What is the total expenditure of ACT Government funds on the service each year.

(4) What is the average length of time between booking the service and actual pick up.

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

(1) The number of free bulky waste collections undertaken each year since April 2011 is as follows:

2010-11: 385 services April - June 2011-12: 2,103 services 2012-13: 2,599 services 2013-14: 3,375 services 2014-15: 3,363 services

(2) In addition to the 11,825 free bulky waste collections since April 2011, a further 12 collections were made from, and paid for by, residents not entitled to a free collection.

The Territory has not received any revenue as a result of the services provided by the bulky waste contractor.

(3) Total expenditure on the service is as follows:

Budget Allocation ($,000) 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 Initial Funding 2010-11 400 600 0 Rollover of unspent funding (245) 245 0 Rollover of unspent funding 0 (630) 630 Rollover of unspent funding 0 0 (180) 180 New budget funding 2013-14 0 0 0 235 New budget funding 2014-15 400 Bulky Waste Trial Expenditure 155 215 450 415 399

(4) The average time between booking the service and pick up is between one and two weeks.


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