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Belconnen to trial food waste recycling scheme

September 07, 2020

The Belconnen Town Centre will be the home of the food waste recycling trial in 2021.

A re-elected ACT Labor Government will roll out a Canberra-wide food recycling scheme where Canberrans will be able to place food waste in their green bin - along with other garden waste.

All households will receive a kitchen caddy and compostable bin liners - and they'll be able to recycle meat and bones, too.

Minister for City Services Chris Steel and Tara with the kitchen caddy and compostable bin liners.

The Belconnen Town Centre's mix of single and multi-unit dwellings makes it the ideal place to trial this scheme before a city-wide roll-out. The ACT Government will work with body corporates to develop arrangements suitable to how each complex manages their waste.

This initiative is part of the ACT Government's plan for sustainable local jobs while taking real action on climate change.

More than a third of ACT residential garbage bin contents are food waste, which currently goes to landfill and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

Up to 200 jobs will be created with this scheme, while also reducing waste emissions by about 30 per cent.

Find out more here.