SHANE Rattenbury says the ACT Government is stepping up monitoring at recycling drop-off centres around the ACT in a bid to reduce costly illegal dumping of waste at these facilities, with upgrades to existing closed circuit television (CCTV).
“Recycling drop-off centres allow residents to dispose of excess recyclable material (principally glass, plastic and cardboard) that does not fit in their yellow-lid recycling bins,” Shane said.
“Unfortunately we are increasingly finding other items such as general waste, white goods, clothes and sometimes even builder’s rubble. This costs the ACT Government, and therefore ratepayers, time and money.
“These facilities offer a valuable service to residents and help us continue our excellent recycling habits. The upgraded CCTV equipment will enable improved monitoring of the sites, better servicing and better quality evidence to support prosecutions and fines.
Upgrades will take place at the following facilities:
- Jolly Street, Belconnen
- Baillieu Street, Mitchell
- Botany Street, Phillip
- Scollay Street, Tuggeranong
The $320,000 upgrades to the CCTV equipment commence next week and are expected to be completed by the end of the month. There will be closures and temporary traffic management plans while work takes place. For details on arrangements at each site please visit www.tams.act.gov.au/recycling-waste