Simon Corbell cheerfully informs us that his consultant has returned the findings he was seeking on whether we should get a third bin like everyone else:
An independent report into organic waste recovery for multi-unit residences in the ACT has reinforced the government’s preferred option for a residual material recovery facility (Residual MRF) over a third bin for households, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said today.
Mr Corbell has released an independent report, undertaken by Hyder Consulting, on organic waste recovery from multi-unit developments.
“The report concluded the best way to capture residual organics in the ACT was to establish a Residual Material Recovery Facility (Residual MRF) which could capture more than 80% of organics and 50-60% of the total residual waste at less than half the cost of a third bin,” Mr Corbell said.
“This report clearly shows that a third-bin as proposed by the ACT Greens is not the most economically or environmentally responsible decision to recover organic wastes from multi-unit developments, and the government’s proposed option of a Residual MRF would achieve strong results at the best cost to the tax-payer,” Mr Corbell said.
“Increasingly, Canberrans are choosing to live in multi-unit developments to achieve better access to work and public transport, the ACT Government has been looking at different ways to recover the waste from these units.”
UPDATE 15/06/12 11:56: The Greens are not impressed.