With the problem of bulky waste processing on council agendas across the country, Neil Bone of Wastech Engineering outlines a 50-tonne packing force solution.
The ACT Government is seeking applications for a service provider to implement its bulky waste collection service, expected to roll out mid-2020.
City Services Minister Chris Steel said local industry participation will be a key evaluation criteria in the selection process.
“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,” Mr Steel said.
“Greater weighting will 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.
According to Mr Steel, residents will be able to book collections online, with exact service details to be determined in consultation with the service operator.
“We’ve rolled out green bins across the city and we’re rolling out bulky waste collection to provide better city services in Canberra,” he said.