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

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Municipal services—waste collections (Question No 450)

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

(1) What was the 2014-2015 annual cost of collection for residential recycling bins and what is this cost of collection per household.

(2) What was the 2014-2015 annual cost of collection for residential garbage bins and what is this cost of collection per household.

(3) How many households in the ACT receive weekly and fortnightly waste collection.

(4) In 2014-2015 (a) how many applications were received to upgrade to a 240 litre garbage bin, (b) how many of these applications were approved and (c) what was the total cost of these upgrades.

(5) In 2014-2015 how many applications were received for a new set of bins for a new house.

(6) In 2014-2015 how many lost or stolen 240 litre recycling bins were replaced and what was the total cost of these replacements.

(7) In 2014-2015 how many lost or stolen 140 litre garbage bins were replaced and what was the total cost of these replacements.

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

Note: in relation to Questions (1) to (3) single unit development data only has been provided.

(1) 2014-2015 cost - residential recycling bins collection: $3,402,804 - per residential house: Approx $26 (2) 2014-2015 cost - residential garbage bins collection: $6,387,404 - per residential house: Approx $49 (3) Households receiving weekly waste and recycling collection at June 2015 128,653 (4) Upgrades to 240 litre garbage bins in 2014-2015: i. requests received for an upgrade; 99 ii. requests approved; and 99 iii. total cost $4,682 (5) 2014-2015 - applications received for new sets of bins for new houses. This includes additional service applications 2,257 (6) 2014-2015 - lost or stolen 240 litre recycling bins: i. replaced 698 ii. total cost of replacements (purchase and delivery) $33,015


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