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Another Wheely Bin? No No No

By johnboy - 1 August 2005 23

Vicki Dunne interrupted her Sunday rest to put out a media release calling for an extra wheely bin for organic waste to be foisted upon the households of Canberra at vast expense.

John Hargreaves is, thankfully, having none of it.

The current regime has transformed the kitchens of the conscientious into waste transfer stations, and frankly any more complexity is going to exceed my own “Can’t be arsed with it” threshold. Two bins Vicki. No more.

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Another Wheely Bin? No No No
Thumper 9:42 am 02 Aug 05


Some of the Councils have it as a rubbish collection scheme, not just a three monthly thing.

It would certainly be worth trying.

Maelinar 9:33 am 02 Aug 05

Having been active in this years cleanup Australia day, I can certainly inform you where the ‘major restricted’ items end up…

terubo 9:26 am 02 Aug 05

Thumper, they have a ‘clean-up’ day every 3 months. Good for getting rid of the large items, as you say. However, there still are major restrictions on what you can put out, so in the end you’re limited to beds etc.
-And I don’t wear out mattresses that fast, don’t know about everyone else.

xman 9:21 am 02 Aug 05

Over regulation – and the endless stream of dingbat press realeases is a classic sign of over government. They have nothing better (ie REAL governence issues) to do. How sad.

Thumper 8:35 am 02 Aug 05

Get a compost bin. They sit there and do nothing. Quite exciting really, especially when you go to put something in it and you get a faceful, and gobful, of those little insects that live in them….

Please, no more wheelie bins….

Actually, a better idea would be to put into place the system they have in some Sydney Councils where you simply put large unused or unwanted objects out the front and the council takes it away.

Got an old lounge you no longer need? No worries, put it out the front and someone will take it, maybe not the council, but who cares?

There’s one for Ms Dunne and Mr Hargreaves. How about it? You know that it makes sense, especially in this day and age of no waste by God knows whatever year.

terubo 8:07 am 02 Aug 05

I beg to differ…the sensible/responsible way ahead is: one bin for kitchen waste and all the usual crap – weekly; another for recycling – fortnightly; and one for those unlucky enough to have gardens, for all the garden crap – monthly.
-The there’s the added entertainment of watching everyone get them all mixed up: more fun than watching tv.

Thumper 10:15 pm 01 Aug 05

Geez, no way….

I have enough trouble with two bins. Another one and I think I’d roll it down the street and leave it there so i don’t have to worry about it!

Then again, why not have another bin as well, for oil from engines, and another for steel and iron, and another for paint and paint products?

Man, we are so over-regulated..

em 8:46 pm 01 Aug 05

I’m in Chifley, and that failed trial wheelie bin has come in handy for storing horse feed. I did call to see if they want it back, and Urban Services said I can do what I want with it. It’s much smaller than the rubbish wheelie bin, but probably would smell bad after a week in the sun. At least compost bins don’t smell that bad.

A trial in a higher-density area where compost bins aren’t an option might have been different. But I doubt the average apartment-dweller would want to walk downstairs and tip their kitchen filth pot in a reeking skip.

The cat did it 7:15 pm 01 Aug 05

What is it with Ms Dunne and such daft releases? Does she think she is in a bad media release competition with the Pratt? Has she sworn an oath on the tomb of Bob Menzies that she will put out media releases every day, and this means she puts out releases regardless of whether there is an issue or not. Never mind the quality, feel the width, eh Vicki?

johnboy 6:23 pm 01 Aug 05

Mr Hargreaves does refer to that Trial

you have to remember the Liberals idea of a trial was always something you did to figure out how best to inflict it on the public and not something you might do to test feasability.

sk8erboi 6:19 pm 01 Aug 05

Wasn’t there a trial of this in, I think Chifley sometime in the last few years? Surely an organic waste wheelie bin would reek if it wasn’t collected very frequently (every ‘couple of days)

johnboy 5:07 pm 01 Aug 05

I have to say the Rolypig composters appearing in the ads look kind of cute though.

johnboy 5:05 pm 01 Aug 05

Well i’m not so sure how a compost bin would go on my balcony, on the other hand a commercial composting service that wanted to pay for my valuable organic waste could possibly be a goer.

In downer we used to rely on the neighbours for wheely bin night and they were all a bit vague like us. So many a night the bins would all be out just in case.

bulldog 4:55 pm 01 Aug 05

How about the Gov’t partially subsidise a compost bin if they so desperately want to throw money at this problem?

It’s painful enough keeping in sync with the recycling night… I just look at the neighbours place.

Although that doesn’t always work as I found out a couple of weeks ago. I was first to put out both bins on a non-recycling night. No sooner had I done this than most of the houses in the street followed suit. Sort of funny in a droll suburbitopia sort of way…

Chalker 4:39 pm 01 Aug 05

Compost Vicki, it’s called compost.

Add a few worm eggs as well, start a worm farm, and you have great live bait.

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