Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 8 December 2011) . . Page.. 6071 ..
(b) There is no discount rate. However the following charities have a Ministerial fee waiver from landfill fees:
- Hand to Hand / Ginninderra Care Inc
- Lone Fathers Association
- Oasis Care Inc
- Salvation Army
- Society of St Vincent De Paul Pty Ltd
- St Barnabas Anglican
- The Smith Family
Charities that have a Ministerial fee waiver are fully exempt from landfill fees.
All charity fee waivers will terminate on 31 December 2011 ahead of the commencement of a new system on 1 January 2012.
(c) There is no restriction on the type of goods as such, but the waste must be generated in association with an established recycling process. There will be restrictions under the new system.
(d) Any organisation can bring Ewaste to the Resource Management Centres. The Ewaste is not dumped but is collected for recycling. Charities that have a Ministerial fee waiver are not charged for this service.
(e) Tiny’s Green Shed operates the Reusables Facilities at Mitchell and Mugga Lane under contract. Those contracts allow Tiny’s Green Shed at each site to:
(i) send up to 30 tonnes per month to landfill free of charge;
(ii) once 30 tonnes has been sent to landfill in a month, send the next 31-50 tonnes at a rate that is 50% of the general commercial landfill fee; and
(iii) once 50 tonnes has been sent to landfill in a month, send any remaining waste to landfill at the full commercial landfill fee.
(f) Tonnages vary from year to year. In 2010-11, the charities listed above delivered a total of around 2,400 tonnes to landfill.
(g) Any organisation can take material to either the Mitchell or Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre. There are different operational requirements at each site.
(Question No 1907)
Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 27 October 2011 (redirected to the Attorney-General):