An end to the garbage crisis

johnboy 26 August 2013

With no Minister wanting a bar of a garbage strike and contract drivers being impoverished TAMS have taken the lead:

Normal household recycling and garbage collections have recommenced today.

The ACT Government is currently exploring options for how those suburbs which missed being collected on Friday can be collected in coming days.

To help offset the inconvenience to people who did not have their bins collected, the ACT Government is allowing people to dispose of the contents of their garbage bins free of charge at Mitchell and Mugga Resource Management Centres. One free delivery will be available per vehicle. Normal charges apply for all other waste including additional household waste.

This arrangement will be in place until Friday 30 August 2013 unless extended.

Those suburbs that missed their recycling collection may also use the following options:

• Four regional recycling drop-off centres are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These are located at Jolly Street, Belconnen; Baillieu Court, Mitchell; Botany Street, Phillip and Scollay Street, Tuggeranong. They can be used for recycling paper, cardboard, glass jars, bottles, rigid plastic containers, milk and juice cartons, aluminium cans and steel cans.

• Recycling drop-off centres are also located at the Resource Management Centres at Mitchell, Mugga and Parkwood (West Belconnen). These are open seven days a week.

The ACT Government apologises for any inconvenience. The ACT Government was only advised by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) on Friday morning that industrial action was being taken that day by staff of the current contractor.

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