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the remote sensor. The bin in the high use area at Kingston required the same collection frequency. Whilst the compacting feature provides an increase of 30% on the capacity of a standard bin, a greater benefit is achieved through the ability to remotely monitor rubbish levels to determine when bins need emptying.

(4) The bin sensor alerts the service truck operator when the bin is at 70% capacity.

(5) Nil - the bin is for general waste only.

(6) No recycling bins are located in the vicinity of the Bigbelly bins.

(7) Not at this time.

(8) An assessment of the smart bin trial was conducted internally by TCCS in mid-2017, in close consultation with the Waste Feasibility Study.

Waste—recycling (Question No 890)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2018:

(1) How many local shops in the ACT have a collection service for waste disposal bins.

(2) How many local shops in the ACT have facilities to dispose of recyclables separately (either as a separate bin or as a compartmentalised bin).

(3) What assessment is made in determining which local shops get a facility to dispose of recyclables separately and on what is that assessment based.

(4) At the local shops that do not currently have separate recycling bins, does the Government have plans to roll them out; if so, when and at which shops.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) provides rubbish collection services in public area at 66 local shops.

(2) There are no local shops with recycling facilities. Recycling bins are provided throughout the City, in Glebe Park and in some high use locations in Braddon.

(3) Nil.

(4) There are no current plans to roll out recycling bins to local shops.

Roads—resurfacing (Question No 892)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2018:


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