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WASTE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING REGULATION 2023 - REG 83

Local government recycling providers to give information to chief executive

83 Local government recycling providers to give information to chief executive

(1) If a local government recycling provider operates or provides a kerbside recycling collection service, the provider must, within 3 months after the end of each financial year during which the kerbside recycling collection service operates or is provided, give the chief executive the following information for the financial year—
(a) the percentage of households within the service area with access to the service;
(b) the participation rate for the service;
(c) the fee charged to each household for the service;
(d) the total weight of recyclable material collected in the service area (however collected);
(e) if the recyclable material collected is sorted—
(i) the total weight of each type of recyclable material collected; and
(ii) if practicable, the total weight of each type of recyclable material that is the residue disposed of to landfill.
(2) If a local government recycling provider operates or provides a recycling service other than a kerbside recycling collection service, the provider must, within 3 months after the end of each financial year during which the recycling service operates or is provided, give the chief executive information about the percentage of households within the service area with access to the service.
(3) Subsection (4) applies if a local government recycling provider enters into a contract with another person, or an existing contract is renewed or novated, to provide a kerbside recycling collection service or another recycling service.
(4) The local government recycling provider must include an obligation in the contract for the other person to give the provider the information mentioned in subsection (1) or (2) , as applicable.
(5) In this section—

"household" means residential premises, or non-residential premises, that are supplied with a container for the collection of recyclable material by the operator of the service.

"local government recycling provider" means a local government, or a regional grouping of local governments, that operates or provides either of the following services in a local government area—
(a) a kerbside recycling collection service;
(b) another recycling collection service.

"participation rate" , for a kerbside recycling collection service, means the number of households making use of the service, expressed as a proportion of the number of households to which the service is available.

"recyclable material" means material reasonably able to be recycled.

"service area" , in relation to a kerbside recycling collection service or another recycling service operated or provided by a local government recycling provider, means the local government area in which the service is operated or provided.



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