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ACT Government can’t run a dump

I-filed 29 December 2010 34

I’ve just been to the dump at Mitchell – absolute chaos. The green waste facility is closed, so there are people lining up to reluctantly dump green waste. People are piling their rubbish outside the dump itself, as there is none of the usual clearing machinery in action. I wish I had taken my camera! When I was there at 11.45 the inner part of the dump was completely clear; there was masses of rubbish piled up both sides – and people couldn’t then throw their rubbish into the still-empty middle. So what were they doing? Piling it up to three metres of the backing-up lanes. My rubbish was light, so I was able to throw it where it should have been. Driving away, there was a queue of 10 trailers waiting to add to the debacle, and the money-taker was merrily waving them in to add to the pile.

I trod on a spiky metal object hidden under some of the greenwaste in my effort to throw my stuff clear – luckily I was wearing shoes with sturdy soles.

Hundreds of dumpers during the Christmas/New Years week is hardly unforeseen. Why can’t Jon Stanhope’s government run a dump?


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Felix the Cat 10:48 am 31 Dec 10

I-Filed and LSWCHP “It seems like no matter who you vote for, you just end up with another f*cking politician.”
Taken you people a while to work that out hasn’t it?! They are all only in it for one person regardless of what propoganda they sprout.

LSWCHP 11:19 pm 30 Dec 10

LHWCSP #3: Actually, a Labor voter until the last election. My bets are off now, federally as well as locally.

I-Filed: My apologies. And my voting behaviour matches yours, after 30 years of staunchly supporting Labor. I understand your frustration. It seems like no matter who you vote for, you just end up with another f*cking politician.

housebound 11:15 pm 30 Dec 10

realitycheck said: “Stanhope’s response to me was an email threatening legal action … “

Truth is a defence. So is public interest.

Punter 10:18 pm 30 Dec 10

@Golden-Alpine # 24: That is a clever insight, but in the same way I am a fan of cricket, I am equally not a fan of our Cheif Minister.

@Jethro # 21: I don’t follow twitter and I don’t know what a meme is but I now understand the gag, thanks for pointing that out.

Chop71 9:07 pm 30 Dec 10

I’d rather they be closed and have a break rather than them put up fees in next years rates.

pollyanna 6:54 pm 30 Dec 10

Just spent Christmas with friends from Gosford and Melbourne. Subject of council pick ups arose. They pay less rates by a long shot and get a spectacular array of clean up options.

We dont have them in the ACT, our mayor and his wife are too busy doing human rights in China, human rights in the ACT (Mully and CRK) etc. to be pissed around with BS like waste management.

Deref 5:25 pm 30 Dec 10

@Jethro – +1. There are more important things than whether CSG’s open over xmas or not.

BTW – CSG is always closed over xmas. Inconvenient, but they deserve their break same as anyone else.

enrique 2:37 pm 30 Dec 10

Chilax, it’s like that every year at this time. Hardly any facilities are open and those that are run at the bare minimum due to their staff taking well deserved holidays with their families.

The main problem is that everyone starts using the week between xmas and ny to do general cleanups at their homes and then expect the staff at the waste facilities to be at their beckon call. i.e. “Good Heavens – those rabble that work at the waste depot were off on a holiday – how absurd! – it’s preposterous!”

Try again in a week or two and all should be back to normal – in the mean time, sit back, enjoy your break and stop picking on others for doing the same.

Golden-Alpine 2:06 pm 30 Dec 10

Punter said:
“Oh, as a kind of name sake, I gotta say to @Knoobs #1; Dude, are you serious? Does the loss of the ashes rest on one man? Is that what is steering Australian Cricket? If that is the attitude of Cricket Australia, it’s no wonder we lost. Perhaps some focus could be aimed at more appropriate sources like the selectors instead of Punter (yes, I know. I can safely say we are not the same man. I am a only a Australian Cricket fan with an opinion). I would like to think we are steering younger talent on the right path to secure our cricketing future, but are we?”

Is this supposed to be a subliminal pro-message for his Chifleyness Stanhope?

…Does the mess of the ACT Government rest on one man? Is that what is steering the ACT? If that is the attitude of ACT, it’s no wonder we are in a mess. Perhaps some focus could be aimed at more appropriate sources like the voters instead of Stanhope. I would like to think we are steering younger talent on the right path to secure our ACT future, but are we?…

Golden-Alpine 11:58 am 30 Dec 10

CSG is accepting Green Waste at Parkwood.

I-filed 11:35 am 30 Dec 10

LHWCSP #3: Actually, a Labor voter until the last election. My bets are off now, federally as well as locally.

Jethro 11:08 am 30 Dec 10

“Oh, as a kind of name sake, I gotta say to @Knoobs #1; Dude, are you serious? Does the loss of the ashes rest on one man? Is that what is steering Australian Cricket? If that is the attitude of Cricket Australia, it’s no wonder we lost. Perhaps some focus could be aimed at more appropriate sources like the selectors instead of Punter (yes, I know. I can safely say we are not the same man. I am a only a Australian Cricket fan with an opinion). I would like to think we are steering younger talent on the right path to secure our cricketing future, but are we?”

I believe it is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek reference to a twitter meme that is doing the rounds at the moment. eg. Stuck in traffic #itspontingsfault

Jethro 11:06 am 30 Dec 10

“Who cares if they can’t run the tip properly? At least we have homosexual marriages thanks to the strenuous efforts of Stanhope and his army of bureaucrats.”

Ahhh, yes. The ol’ “they can’t deliver services 100% effectively, so we should suspend progress on human rights reform” argument.

CraigT 10:27 am 30 Dec 10

Who cares if they can’t run the tip properly? At least we have homosexual marriages thanks to the strenuous efforts of Stanhope and his army of bureaucrats.

H1NG0 10:18 am 30 Dec 10

My bad, I didn’t realise Canberra Sand and Gravel was an ACT Government green waste facility.

knuckles 9:23 am 30 Dec 10

I’ve just returned from taking a load of rubbish to the Mitchell Resource Management Centre. Didn’t have to wait, drove straight in. There was a bit of rubbish piled up, but you’ll be happy to know there was a man in his bob cat cleaning it up. Not sure if it was John Stanhope, but it could have been. I was in and out in under 15 minutes. We can all stand down, the world isn’t coming to an end after all.

Fluges 8:35 am 30 Dec 10

Does anybody know what days the Mugga Lane green waste tip is open?

NapalmEnema 7:18 am 30 Dec 10

u should have just gone to Canberra Sand and Gravel who would taken it for a buck.

Err, if you had read the post, you would have seen mentioned that the Canberra Sand and Gravel (the people who take green waste) are closed. For those of you wondering when they re-open – they are closed until Jan 6.
All a bit of a debacle really

Mothy 11:35 pm 29 Dec 10

H1NG0 – I think they labor under the mistaken belief that CSG is part of ACT Waste.

CSG Mitchell is closed to 6th of January. My wife and I went to drop some waste there, found it closed, and drove to Mugga Lane instead. Sad to see many others just take the shorter trip…

LSWCHP 11:06 pm 29 Dec 10

“All good until the last sentence, at which point I thought “Liberal Party apparatchik at work…delete all reference”.

Of course, Stanhope et al can do no wrong.”

Not at all. I’m well aware of the inadequacies of Mr Stanhope’s government. Just say “Andrew Barr” for example, and you’ll have me in either fits of laughter or tears, depending on my mood at the time. Perhaps even foaming at the mouth.

I just thought the segue from garbage to Stanhope seemed more than a little contrived. Although, having now written those words…

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