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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Wednesday, 2 December 2020) . . Page.. 31 ..

Public waste drop off ceased at WBRMC in 2002. The public can drop off waste at the waste transfer stations located at Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres. Alternative options for the disposal of green waste is highlighted below;

All households in Belconnen can apply for a Green Bin as part of the Green Bins collection service.

Garden waste can be disposed of at Corkhill Bros. located at the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre (MLRMC) free-of-charge for members of the public.

Residents are also able to dispose of green waste at CSG in Vicars Street, Mitchell (fees apply) or at Weilwun Landscape Supplies on Morisset Road, Mitchell (fees apply).

Alternative locations for Recycling Drop off Centres include the facility located at Jolly Street within Belconnen. Others are at O'Brien Place, Gungahlin, Baillieu Court, Mitchell, Botany Street, Phillip and Scollay Street, Tuggeranong.

Work is underway to develop a 30 year Strategic Waste Infrastructure Plan, with a five year focus, that presents a clear and compelling outline of the ACT’s waste infrastructure requirements to enable an effective transition to a more circular model of resource use and cater for the growing community. Ensuring the continuity of services to the community is a priority of the ACT Government.

I trust that the above information responds to the petitions noted.

Waste—proposed Fyshwick facility—petition 22-20

By Mr Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 19 November 2020, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Lee on 27 August 2020 concerning waste processing.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter of 27 August 2020 regarding Petition 22-20, lodged by Ms Elizabeth Lee MLA, regarding the high-volume waste processing sites in Canberra’s inner south. My response to the petition is detailed below.

The ACT Government’s position on this matter is clear. The ACT Government does not support the CRS proposal and does not support the processing of red bin waste in Fyshwick. The Government is particularly concerned with the CRS waste proposal as it currently stands and is considering all available options to oppose the project.

Through the Waste to Energy Policy 2020-25, the ACT Government has already put a moratorium on waste to energy in the ACT. This policy was a result of the Government consulting with the community and led to a ban on waste incineration.

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