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Bulky Waste Collection after a fashion comes to Canberra.

By johnboy - 19 April 2011 13

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 during the trial period. Other households will incur a fee based on the condition and ability to reuse the waste items.

Items that will be accepted during the trial are household furniture and appliances, mattresses, garden tools and equipment, timber, white goods/sinks/baths, building materials and metal products/scrap metal. A number of exclusions apply.

Items that will not be accepted include garden waste, food waste, sheet glass, mirrors, household chemicals or hazardous waste, building waste.

Mr Stanhope also announced that the contracts for the service had been awarded to Goran Srejic, trading as Tiny’s Green Shed.

The trial will run for a year from 27 April,

UPDATE: TAMS have a big page of info up

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13 Responses to
Bulky Waste Collection after a fashion comes to Canberra.
p1 10:31 am 20 Apr 11

la mente torbida said :

Now all I need to do is locate my nearest pensioner

Can’t believe I didn’t think of this straight away. My house is bounded on five sides by pensioners…

colourful sydney rac 9:26 am 20 Apr 11

wildturkeycanoe said :

$88 for a cubic metre!!!!! You can hire a trailer and pay for the tip fees for less than that! RIP OFF!!

If you have a car, if the car has a tow bar. Some people may prefer to have it collected – have a look at the number of people who hire skips to get rid of domestic waste – they could probably hire a trailer and pay for the tip fees for less too.

colourful sydney rac 9:24 am 20 Apr 11

greenit said :

Thanks Jon. As a self funded retiree with limited ways of disposing of green or ‘big waste’, I am so pleased to live in the same street as those eligible for the service! A bit of dragging of waste up the street will be worth it.

Have you thought about providing such a service to the whole community, not just those on welfare? We pay the rates, but are expected to have a trailer to take our green waste to the tip.

Alternatively you could utilise a compost bin…

facet 9:05 am 20 Apr 11

la mente torbida said :

Now all I need to do is locate my nearest pensioner

Not difficult, they are the ones with the old CRT TVs left outside their little hovel. Just add yours to their pile and save $40.

beejay76 8:16 am 20 Apr 11

Yep, totally lame. Expensive, inconvenient and masses of exclusions. Not the best thought-out scheme, I’d say!

sneakers 8:07 am 20 Apr 11

Rip off?

You all sound surprised.

This is Canberra, after all.

wildturkeycanoe 6:24 am 20 Apr 11

$88 for a cubic metre!!!!! You can hire a trailer and pay for the tip fees for less than that! RIP OFF!!

molongloid 8:55 pm 19 Apr 11

Ha. “After a fashion”. This is no service at all. A skip is cheaper. What we need is free kerb side hard waste collection once per month. Stop with the art. Stop with the arboretum. Fix my footpath and road. Collect my waste. The fark off.

greenit 8:04 pm 19 Apr 11

Thanks Jon. As a self funded retiree with limited ways of disposing of green or ‘big waste’, I am so pleased to live in the same street as those eligible for the service! A bit of dragging of waste up the street will be worth it.

Have you thought about providing such a service to the whole community, not just those on welfare? We pay the rates, but are expected to have a trailer to take our green waste to the tip.

la mente torbida 5:53 pm 19 Apr 11

Now all I need to do is locate my nearest pensioner

Feathergirl 3:03 pm 19 Apr 11

Hmm, I guess if you don’t have access to a ute/trailor this may be handy. $88 per cubic metre is a bit of a rip off though. And the items have to be under 46kg *wondering how I’d weigh my 3 seater couch…*

It does sound a bit hard. I predict after a year it will be shut down as no one will use it, but the gubberment can say, ‘look we came though on our election promise. It wasn’t what you expected? Well, shut up and take it or we’ll build a apartment block on your street. BWAHAHAHAHA’

p1 2:05 pm 19 Apr 11

Interesting that they charge $55 for a collection of scrap metal. The scrap metal people will pick up scrap metal from free…

Reprobate 12:58 pm 19 Apr 11

After reading the info page and costs it’s all too hard, I’ll just stick dumping my sh!t outside the local charity bins thanks.

Signed, an average Canberran.

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