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Solution to Kippax dumping?

By johnboy - 17 October 2011 24

kippax dumping

Stuart has sent this gem in with this note:

The charity bins at Kippax are treated as nothing more than a cheaper version of the tip by many people. So here’s the Government’s reaction to the problem. Good to see it’s proving so effective…

(it’s nice to see that someone’s thoughtfully made sure to include the remote too!)

What’s Your opinion?


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Solution to Kippax dumping?
1
MERC600 1:12 pm
17 Oct 11
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Decent of them to leave the remote with it.

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intaba 1:18 pm
17 Oct 11
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These stickers have just turned up on the bins at our shops. Except they put them on the back of the bins, only seen by the people walking down from the main road and not the people who pause their car ever so slightly to dump their crap. Not that they should be needed in the first place.

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AAMC 1:40 pm
17 Oct 11
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Interesting that the thing being dumped are the most expensive items to dispose of at the ACT waste centres.

computer terminal – $15 each
Non-flat panel TV (eg. CRT) screen greater than 54cm diagonally – $40

leaving you crap with the SALVO’s to dispose of – priceless

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EvanJames 10:48 am
18 Oct 11
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The person leaving the TV and remote clearly thought they were donating it. Why is it so hard to donate working, perfectly good TVs and such things?

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p1 11:09 am
18 Oct 11
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EvanJames said :

The person leaving the TV and remote clearly thought they were donating it. Why is it so hard to donate working, perfectly good TVs and such things?

Sadly, because the cost to the charity of having the appliance tested (which they have to do) is more then they could sell that TV for (even without the inevitable rail/dew/kick it cops outside overnight).

The owner might have tried to give it away first (through freecycle or the like), or they might not have bothered.

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troll-sniffer 11:23 am
18 Oct 11
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Perhaps, just perhaps, a bout of lateral thinking by the gubmnt would see an end to this anti-social idiocy being foisted on the charity bin surrounds.

Let me see now… puts thinking cap on, switches brain into more than four cells working… the imposition of excessive disposal fees at tips means that a reasonably large percentage of the population prefers to dump at charity bins, so therefore, it’s logical to assume that the placing of ineffectual signs on charity bins is going to solve the problem. I’m a gubmnt genius!!!

What? The signs aren’t working? How could that be. We put a lot of effort into designing and printing those signs… of course they’re going to work. Be patient. As community-minded citizens realise that the risks of getting caught dropping of a TV at the local shops is far greater than the cost of doing the right thing, so people will cease dropping off CRT TVs and monitors.

Actually I think you’ll find that by 2020 the flood of abandoned TVs will have turned into a trickle, proof positive that out signage system works as intended. We live by our new slogan don’t forget: “ACT Gubmnt, Proactive After The Event”.

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cubicle01 12:03 pm
18 Oct 11
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EvanJames said :

The person leaving the TV and remote clearly thought they were donating it. Why is it so hard to donate working, perfectly good TVs and such things?

/politely
You jest?

This is dumping. Discounting that they might not know TVs arent accepted by charities (unlikely really) its evident that it doesnt fit in the donations box…. so it cannot be donated. This is dumping, just the same as if they had left it in a public reserve.

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Deref 12:31 pm
18 Oct 11
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Automatic dumper-recognition video cameras triggering high-powered machine guns?

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shirty_bear 12:40 pm
18 Oct 11
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p1 said :

EvanJames said :

The person leaving the TV and remote clearly thought they were donating it. Why is it so hard to donate working, perfectly good TVs and such things?

Sadly, because the cost to the charity of having the appliance tested (which they have to do) is more then they could sell that TV for

Charities won’t accept CRTs at all, and this is the standard reason given. They can’t even give them away, much less sell them. The poor people seem to have the biggest tellies, pimpedest SUVs and endless durries on hand while us working schlubs watch the old CRT which still works fine and drive a bog-ordinary family truckster.

See http://the-riotact.com/self-awareness-comes-to-west-belconnen/35287

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EvanJames 2:50 pm
18 Oct 11
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shirty_bear said :

Charities won’t accept CRTs at all, and this is the standard reason given. They can’t even give them away, much less sell them. The poor people seem to have the biggest tellies, pimpedest SUVs and endless durries on hand while us working schlubs watch the old CRT which still works fine and drive a bog-ordinary family truckster.

See http://the-riotact.com/self-awareness-comes-to-west-belconnen/35287

I have a CRT and like it very much! But yeah, the uncharitable thought did occur that people who use charities seem to have very high expectations nowadays… and yet I bet there’s heaps of people out there who’d love any working TV or other stuff.

I have used Freecycle to get rid of perfectly good stuff, and the Freebies bit of AllClassifieds too. I cannot bear to dump perfectly good stuff.

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Waiting For Godot 3:34 pm
18 Oct 11
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There’s always a lot of dumping at the charity bins in the north carpark at Cooleman Court as well.

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OzChick 12:34 pm
19 Oct 11
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No improvements today. Someone dumped a heap of furniture including mattresses at the Kippax bins (in front of Aldi) last night. They dump it late at night when no one is around.

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bigM 12:44 pm
19 Oct 11
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maybe its time to get rid of charity bins…….just a thought

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Thumper 12:49 pm
19 Oct 11
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bigM said :

maybe its time to get rid of charity bins…….just a thought

Sadly, yes.

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Snarky 1:07 pm
19 Oct 11
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I’ve said it before – persuade or pay mall owners to allow smaller, more attractively designed clothing donation bins INSIDE a centre and clear it more regularly – like, once or twice a week. I’d have thought it’d be good civic-minded publicity for an owner to offer an under-utilised corner or space to do so.

No bins accept furniture, TVs etc anyway, so positioning them out where douches can dump is simply asking for trouble.

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