Reports and links

Reports and fact sheets

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ACT Waste Management Strategy 2011-2025

The government has some of the most ambitious waste reduction and resource recovery targets in Australia. The ACT Waste Management Strategy 2011–2025 states the outcomes, targets and strategies for improving waste management. These include achieving more than 90% resource recovery by 2025 and a carbon neutral waste sector by 2020.

Download  the strategy.

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Increasing Recycling by Business in the ACT: An analysis of barriers from the perspectives of businesses and waste service providers.

Prepared by Inovact consulting for the ACT Government, 2010.

This report examines the barriers that the commercial sector faces in managing waste. The report contains the results of 400 surveys with businesses about recycling practices and suggestions on how to improve commercial sector recycling.

To download the report click here (3.58MB).

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Study of recycling in high density dwellings.

This study was conducted by Hyder Consulting for the ACT Government in 2012.

The resulting report addresses the complex issues relating to collecting dry recyclables and source-separated organics from medium to high-density apartments, or multi-unit dwellings. It also provides case studies from other jurisdictions.

Download the report click here

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Pre-feasibility assessment of thermal conversion technologies for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

This assessment was conducted by URS and Eco Waste for the ACT Government in 2010.

The resulting report contains high-level information on the status of ‘next generation’ thermal technologies such as gasification and pyrolysis. It also looks at under used or landfilled waste streams in the ACT that would suit energy generation. It also presents a preliminary business case for a ‘next generation’ energy from waste facility in the ACT.

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Supplementary report - Economic modelling of options for waste infrastructure in the ACT

This report was written by URS and Eco Waste for the ACT Government in 2010.

It explores a business case for options for new waste processing infrastructure in the ACT.

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Assessment of waste infrastructure and services options for the ACT

This final report was prepared by Hyder Consulting for the ACT Government in 2011.

It explores a business case for options for new waste processing infrastructure in the ACT.

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Commercial composting guide

This guide was prepared by the ACT Government to provide existing or prospective operators of composting facilities with background information to consider when establishing a commercial composting operation.

To download the composting guide.

Links

ACT Government waste and recycling information

What you can and can’t recycle, waste collection services and other information.

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Actsmart (ACT Government)

The sustainability information portal for the ACT region.

http://www.actsmart.act.gov.au/

Canberra Environment Centre

Local workshops on a range of sustainability topics including composting and worm farms

http://www.ecoaction.com.au/

Keep Australia Beautiful – National Litter Index

National data on littering.

http://kab.org.au/litter-research/national-litter-index/

Australian National Waste Policy

http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/national-waste-policy

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