“The Government is calling for the community’s views on the strategy which aims for a decrease in waste to landfill by increasing recovery rates to over 80% by 2015, to over 85% by 2020 and to over 90% by 2025,” Mr Corbell said.
“This will allow the ACT to build upon its leadership position across Australia in the area of waste recovery.”
Key measures being proposed to achieve improved commercial waste and organic waste recovery include;
— a new materials recovery facility for commercial waste at the ACT Mugga Lane resource recovery centre; and,
— the development of a processing plant for organic waste from households and the commercial sector.
“A new plant for commercial waste would process between 40-70,000 tonnes of waste each year, meanwhile, a processing plant would recover approximately another 40,000 tonnes of organic waste per year from households,” Mr Corbell said.
“This strategy also identifies options to use energy from waste technologies to produce energy from some organic wastes such as wood, and contaminated paper, cardboard and food, where it can’t be recycled.
Interested parties should send their emails to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February 2011 (some might find this amusing for a strategy purportedly covering 2010.