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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 22 September 2011) . . Page.. 4433 ..


The total cost of replacement was $211,628. These costs were met from within the current domestic waste services contract.


Waste—recycling and garbage bins(Question No 1718)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 16 August 2011:

(1) How many (a) yellow lidded recycling and (b) green lidded household general garbage bins are replaced each year and at what cost.

(2) Of those bins listed in part (1), how many are replaced at the expense of the taxpayer and what is the cost, for example, the charge is not passed on to a user.

(3) How many (a) yellow lidded recycling and (b) green lidded household general garbage bins have been replaced due to contractor error.

(4) How much money has been recovered from the waste disposal contractor for bin replacement that has occurred due to loss of bins as a result of contractor error.

(5) How many households have been charged for replacement of (a) yellow lidded recycling and (b) green lidded household general garbage bins.

(6) How much money has been received by households for replacement of (a) yellow lidded recycling and (b) green lidded household general garbage bins.

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

(1) In 2010-11 the following were replaced:

(a) 951

(b) 3,106

The replacement cost was $211,628. These figures are consistent with previous years.

(2) Under the terms and conditions of the kerbside collection contract, lost, damaged and stolen bins are replaced at the contractors cost. There is no direct cost to the householder requesting a replacement bin.

(3) No separate data is collected about this.

(4) Nil. Bins are replaced at the cost of the contractor.

(5) None.

(6) Nil.



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