Comments due 5th June 2018

Capital Recycling Solutions has proposed to build a Materials Recovery Facility in Fyshwick ACT. The project intends to process 300 thousand tonnes of Municipal Solid Waste to recover 20% for recycling with the remainder going to landfill. The project is currently open for public comment until the 5th June 2018.

You can access the document  here.The draft environmental impact report can be found here.

This project has not been without controversy after originally including a waste to energy incineration component which was later dropped after significant community opposition. Environment and community groups are especially encouraged to engage on this project given the high generation of residual waste the facility will produce and the risks of this waste being directed to future incineration. Note the Federal Governments new push for waste incineration in Australia in response to China’s recent National Sword Policy that has closed the door on Australia’s export of contaminated waste to China.