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ACT Waste Feasibility Study

The Journey – The Study

The Waste Feasibility Study (the Study) was established in mid-2015 to identify a pathway that would achieve the ACT’s waste management targets. This required an understanding of the complex and interconnected nature of waste management - involving almost every aspect of life in Canberra.

With the Study now concluded, the ACT Government has received its final recommendations at a time when public interest in waste management is high, with television programs like the ABC’s ‘War on Waste’ prompting necessary discussions on waste management issues.

The study delivered:

  • Research, evidence base and establishment of a baseline of data.
  • A new regulatory framework for the ACT waste management sector through the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Act 2016.
  • Consultation with diverse community and industry stakeholders.
  • A ‘market sounding’ to gauge industry’s capabilities and capacity to deliver resource recovery initiatives.

And a

  • ‘Roadmap’ to drive resource recovery towards 90%.

The outcomes from the Waste Feasibility Study are available for you to have ‘Your Say’ on how to drive the resource recovery rate towards 90%.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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