Shane Rattenbury has annoucned that SITA Australia has won the contract to handle our garbage:
A new contract has been awarded for the provision of domestic waste and recycling collection services in the ACT, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, announced today.
“I’m pleased to announce that SITA Australia (SITA) has been awarded the [...]
This little gem has been tweeted in to us.
@the_riotact One of this m/gs better #recycling efforts in #Canberra. R we really this lazy??? #Tipfeestoohigh #Fail twitter.com/SpyCBA/status/…
— CBA Spy (@SpyCBA) April 23, 2013
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Really not a lot to say about this, other than I find evidence of the constant battle between the not-very-passive aggressive people and the purely lazy people to be a source of mild amusement.
I am firmly in the latter camp and so too idle to research whether the presence of evil plastic bags precludes [...]
Mayor Rattenbury is sounding the call on container deposit recycling:
“Three large beverage companies have recently used a legal challenge to shut down the Northern Territory’s popular container deposit scheme. Its fate now depends on all State and Territory Governments supporting a change to the law. This ACT Greens motion ensures the ACT will support that [...]
Ben_Dover has sent this in:
Saw this sign for a garage sale in Cook.
Mark “I can arm wrestles old men” Latham has gone down in the world, obviously.
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We were walking our ill-allsorted collection of mutts down by the lake, at the Lindsey Prior arboretum this morning, and watching all the fitties doing their rowing. It made for a lovely walk, and a very pleasant morning. We stopped off at the new benches which have been installed there. Very nicely done, and they [...]
Simon Corbell on 666 this morning responded to a comment by the announcer highlighting that the “no waste by 2010″ never happened. Corbell was saying that targets are just something you work towards, and that what counts is the effort and “making some progress”. This was all in the context of Labor’s green energy “plans [...]
The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur has announced the Greens waste policy:
– Commit $2 million for a comprehensive education program, including free composting equipment for up to 21,000 households;
– Provide $2 million trash pack subsidy of up to $180 a year for concession card holders to assist with removal and recycling of garden waste;
– Provide $1.8 [...]
Territory and Municipal Services are trying to help you help them with a list of ways to recycle your garbage better:
1. There’s a simple way to remember which plastics are recyclable. Soft plastics like chip packets, plastic film and bubble wrap can’t go in the recycling bin, but rigid plastics like plastic meat trays, biscuit [...]
Spotted at Dickson shopping centre on Sunday arvo, a superb example of resourcefulness from a couple who decided to cut out the middleman of the charity shop and do their shopping from the charity bin itself.
And, of course, not pay for it.
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Chief Minister Gallagher is gleefully reporting that the Civic recycling bins (once they got explanatory signage) are indeed getting the punters putting their junk in the right hole.
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, today acknowledged the success of the Civic recycling bin trial with approximately 16,000 kilograms of [...]
NSW is considering implementing a deposit scheme for glass and plastic bottles and aluminium cans. After dodging 16 clusters of broken bottles on Canberra’s cycle lanes on my commute to work today, I think we should seriously consider this too.
South Australia has had one for many years and the system works efficiently overseas. When you [...]
Was a little quieter than I expected (lunchtime), new arrivals every few minutes, no que – Weekend is going to be crazy busy.
They are only taking TV’s and Computer/Monitors – all the rest (microwave, casette players, cd player etc) are going over to Tiny’s
So don’t think you can dump every electronic thing you have
Here’s an intriguing idea. If you’ve got something broken, get it fixed. Who hasn’t got a clunky vacuum cleaner that used to suck – and now doesn’t suck much at all? Or maybe that pair of pants with a little tear? Maybe you’ve got no sewing skills and though they only cost $10, you DO [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has tweeted about the tsunami of tvs and computers coming in to the recycling scheme opened this very day.
Just wait for the weekend!
Day 1 new e-waste recycling scheme est 35 tonnes of TVs & computers dropped off since 730am (approx 1400 items) @ Mugga & Mitchell #canberra
— Katy Gallagher MLA (@KatyGMLA) May [...]
As I cannot afford to buy a new bike, I am considering putting one together myself if I can find cheap parts. So what is a good place for cheap bicycle parts? Obviously, the frame is going to be the most important, but I’ll recycle anything I can except for possibly the fiddly moving parts [...]
From Tuesday 15 May 2012, Canberrans will be able to dispose of their old or unwanted television and computer products for free under the new National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. The ACT is the first jurisdiction ready to implement the new scheme.
People can drop off their old or unwanted televisions and computers at the [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that the days of paying through the nose to dispose of a television are at an end.
From the middle of next month, DHL Supply Chain (Australia) Pty Ltd will provide a free, ongoing recycling service for households and small businesses across the ACT to dispose of televisions, computers, and computer [...]
Putting the Motherhood into motherhood issues Chief Minister Gallagher is celebrating a reduction in the volume of used nappies going into the recycling bins.
A ‘no nappies in your recycling bin’ campaign was launched late last year specifically targeting new parents with the distribution of magnets in hospital bounty bags, which are given to every [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has alerted us to the existence of a Territory And Municipal Services educational vid on what happens to the contents of your yellow wheely bin after it leaves your curb.
This short video gives Canberrans a behind the scenes look at what happens to their recycling and how it is sorted into six [...]
Following on from the confusion earlier in the week, surrounding the new recycling bins in Civic, we’re pleased to note that they do now have stickers on making it easier to figure out their purpose.
Simon Corbell has proudly announced the arrival of new garbage bins in Civic.
A trial of thirty-seven recycling bins in Civic will start from today, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Simon Corbell, announced today.
“The ACT Government has committed $165,000 to install the new recycling bins and bin shrouds as part of the new public place [...]
Territory And Municipal Services have announced that Tiny’s Green Shed has won the bid to operate the re-usable facility at the Mitchell tip.
“Tiny’s Green Shed has been operating with great success at the Mugga Lane Reusables Facility since January 2010 so I am pleased to announce they will soon be open for sales at Mitchell,” [...]
ACT Fire Brigade on scene at a large fire at a recycling business in West Belconnen.
Firefighters are working to extinguish the fire in a very large pile of mulch, timber and other materials.
Crews are also trying to prevent the fire from spreading to several prime movers parked nearby.
Update to follow.
Firefighting operations continuing on site.
No homes [...]
The ABC reports that the long running Revolve fiasco has ended with thousands of dollars in cleanup requires at the Mugga Lane tip:
After a protracted dispute with the ACT Government over unpaid rent, Revolve has complied with a recent Supreme Court order to leave site.
Some scrap metal has been removed but taxpayers will foot [...]
Today in the Federal Magistrates Court, Justice Neville handed down his judgment in relation to Aussie Junk (and Dennis Richter) v Fair Work Ombudsman after Mr Richter pleaded guilty – yes, people, he plead guilty – on 18 August 2010 to underpaying staff to the tune of $260,000.
For those of you interested in the detail, [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that there will be a free “bulky waste collection service” for those fortunate enough to hold a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card, ACTION Gold Concession Card or Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card.
A fee based system will operate for the rest:
Certain, eligible households will be entitled to one free collection [...]
Land And Property Services have put out the below media release, although not yet gotten it onto their website.
REVOLVE’S NATIVE TITLE CLAIM DENIED BY COURT
Chief Executive of the Department of Land and Property Services David Dawes has welcomed today’s decision by the Master of the Supreme Court to dismiss the claim of Common Law Native [...]
Health Minister Katy Gallagher is calling out for applications to share $480,000 in the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program.
“Funding totalling $480,000 is being offered by the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program through the 2011/12 Health Promotion Sponsorship and Stay On Your Feet® Falls Prevention Funding Rounds,” Ms Gallagher said.
“$280,000 will be provided through the Health [...]
The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur has announced her party’s submission to the Government’s draft waste strategy.
“Providing a third bin for organic waste is an excellent example of source separation, and it is the best way to recover valuable, clean organic material that can be put to the most sustainable uses.
“The Greens Parliamentary Agreement with the [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope has announced more cameras to watch for illegal dumping at recycling centres:
The ACT Government has installed two more closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) at existing 24-hour recycling centres in an effort to curb illegal dumping and the associated clean-up costs, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Jon Stanhope, [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope has announced things are going to be a bit fiddlier at the Mitchell tip for at least the next three months:
A three-month recycling trial will be conducted at the Mitchell Resource Management Centre to explore new ways of diverting further waste from landfill, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal [...]