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Waste Management Development Control Code

The ACT Government is implementing a strategy that aims to maximise resource recovery and minimise waste disposal. With increased building activity occurring within the ACT, sustainable waste management solutions are needed.

Waste and Recycle Management Code for the ACT (PDF 7MB) and Waste and Recycling Management Plan (Excel 190 KB) directs professionals on how to incorporate best practice waste management principles and requirements into the design, construction and operation of new developments. This Code replaces Development Control Code for Best Practice Waste Management in the ACT 2014.

Any proposed deviation from the requirements of this Development Control Code must be approved in writing by Asset Acceptance prior to the submission of a Development Application.

Coming in 2019 - New Draft Code

A review of the Code is currently underway in response to feedback from residents of multi-unit developments and the building industry. A draft Code and summary of changes is now available for technical feedback until Monday 26 November 2018. Please forward your responses to

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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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