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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 24 November 2005) . . Page.. 4701 ..


(2)

a) 2002-03

Nil

b) 2003-04

Nil

c) 2004-05

Once

d) 2005-06

Nil to date

(3,5,6 & 7) These questions all relate to fees and charges as proposed in the March 2002 “NOWaste Pricing Strategy for the ACT.

The Pricing Strategy proposed to continually move charges towards “full cost recovery”. The increased fees reflect this strategy.

(4) The ACT has two licenced landfills located at Mugga Lane and West Belconnen (Stericorp) that accept and process radioactive and hazardous waste including biological waste and PCB oils.

(8)

Mugga Lane Landfill:

a)

2002-03 -

21

b)

2003-04 -

34

c)

2004-05 -

18

d)

2005-06 -

17 to date

Mitchell Resource Management Centre:

a)

2002-03 -

4

b)

2003-04 -

2

c)

2004-05 -

6

d)

2005-06 -

1 to date

The reasons for the complaints were as follows:

Mugga Lane Landfill

Congestion at the landfill face,

Issues around vehicles using the site, including condition of roads,

Amount of litter around the site,

Height of the transfer station wall,

Inappropriate contractor staffing actions,

Perceived lack of assistance with unloading,

Phone message used when calling the site,

Refusal of services for alleged unpaid debts,

Alleged staff scavenging from waste,

Amounts being charged, staff insisting on full amounts being paid and alleged overcharging,

Delays at the weighbridge, queuing at the weighbridge and on approach roads.

Mitchell Resource Management Centre

Difficulties in unloading,

waste piling up,

lack of facilities for disposing of paint,

computer recycling and amount of litter at the site.

Lack of explanation in charging procedures, and incorrect information being provided.

Tip charges and inconsistency in applying charges.


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