The cynical might take it as a sign the trashpak industry has been tardy in contributions, but the Liberals Zed Seselja has, not long before midnight, announced that if elected we shall be joining most of the rest of Australia in having green waste bins to lug away our garden detritus.
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Nature Conservation Minister Vicki Dunne announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government would provide Canberrans with a third bin for garden waste at no additional cost. Mr Seselja said the Canberra Liberals are committed to reducing garden waste in landfills and giving residents better local services.
“Effective waste management and reduction is not only important in protecting our environment, it’s also a vital component of a well-managed city,” Mr Seselja said.
“That’s why a Canberra Liberals Government would give Canberra households a Green Bin for garden waste, as is provided in Queanbeyan, Sydney, and Wollongong.
“We would also provide a capital grant of $10 million for the construction of a garden waste processing facility.
“This initiative would save Canberra home owners up to $400 a year in green waste collection services.