ACT launches tender for bulky waste collection

ACT's bulky waste collection service to begin from mid-2020.

The ACT Government is calling for tenders from service providers to roll out its bulky waste collection service, expected to begin from mid-2020.

Minister for City Services Chris Steel local industry participation will be a priority and key evaluation criteria in the selection of the service provider.

Greater weighting will also be given to tenderers that can demonstrate a commitment of engagement and involvement of local businesses.

The rollout of bulky waste will see each household receive a single collection per year of up to two cubic metres for items including damaged furniture and worn-out household appliances. This is similar to the size of a small box trailer.

Steel said residents would be able to book collections online, with the exact details of the service to be determined in consultation with the service operator.

Bookings for the service will begin in Tuggeranong and Gungahlin from July 2020, with services rolling out to Belconnen, Molonglo and Hall in 2021-22, Woden and Weston Creek in 2022-23 and the inner north and inner south in 2023-24.

Steel said it was important accessible bulky waste collection was available to improve to amenity of the city.

“The government is cracking down on illegal dumping, but at the same time we will also provide an accessible service for households to drop off unwanted bulky items to encourage good behaviour.”

In December Steel announced the state’s phase out of single‑use plastics will be begin this year with legislation to be introduced to ban certain problematic items where there is an alternative available.

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