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5) The playground was closed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has now reopened.

6) Facilities Management (FM), Infrastructure and Health Support Services is responsible for the facilities management services across all CHS properties. All planned maintenance has been completed and reactive maintenance requests are responded to as required.

7) Yes.

8) Wheelchairs are available if and when required. Very few patients require wheelchairs allocated to them and are widely available for patient movement by staff.

Waste—household recycling bins
(Question No 928)

Mr Davis asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 14 October 2022:

(1) How does Transport Canberra and City Services conduct inspections, or otherwise contract a company to carry out such inspections, on household recycling bins.

(2) If recycling bins are not used appropriately, what is Transport Canberra and City Services’ method of following up with these households or otherwise incentivising behavioural change.

(3) How many households, over the past year, have been flagged as not using their recycling bins correctly.

(4) How many of these households, referred to in part (3), after intervention by Transport Canberra and City Services or their contractors, have subsequently begun using their recycling bins correctly.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) do not undertake inspections of household recycling bins. In accordance with the contract, the collection contractor monitors and reports any gross contamination identified in household recycling bins. Gross contamination is defined as any material placed into a recycling bin that would jam, clog or otherwise prevent the normal operation of recyclable processing facility’s machinery.

(2) During collections, the contractor’s drivers will place a sticker on the bin lid noting the type of contaminate present when gross contamination is identified. More broadly, TCCS carries out education programs to the community on the correct use of recycling bins to help reduce contamination events.

(3) The contractor has reported 28 households with grossly contaminated recycling bins in the 12 months from October 2021 to September 2022 inclusive.

(4) The contractor reported that of the 28 households identified, 27 have not had a recurrence and one household had a gross contamination event seven months later.

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