Australian Capital Territory

There is strong community opposition to incineration in the ACT. You can contact local groups here

Canberra faces the prospect of a massive waste to energy incinerator at Fyshwick

Capital Recycling Solutions Pty Ltd (a joint venture between Benedict Industries Pty Ltd and Access Trading Company Pty Ltd (trading as Access Recycling) are planning to develop a waste incineration facility at the former Shell fuel storage facility at 16 Ipswich St in Fyshwick. The company have named the facility – The Fyshwick Advanced Recycling, Resource Recovery & Renewable Energy Centre.

The facility would be only 560m from at the Canberra South Motor Park in north Symondston, and 820m from houses in Narrabundah.   A significant number of dwellings in Narrabundah, Causeway and Kingston Foreshores would be within 2 km of the facility.

There is strong community opposition to this proposal. You can find out more here

The ACT Greens have a robust Sustainable Zero Waste Management Policy which does not support the incineration of the states waste instead recommending proven and effective zero waste models that deliver better environmental, economic and sustainability outcomes (read it here).

Watch the company video here –