Drama at Aussie Junk today?

Felix the Cat 23 July 2008 35

Around lunchtime today (Wed) I noticed two Police vehicles exiting Aussie Junk (the rubbish recycling equivalent to Revolve located at Mitchell) and several people (presumably Aussie Junk workers) congregating on the footpath outside.

Next a TV film crew arrived (ABC I think, their vehicle had “Z” plates) and appeared to interview these people. Anyone know what was going on?

[ED – according to WIN News a big employee entitlements fight]


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shopper66 shopper66 9:09 am 16 Oct 08

yep that’s right

Thumper Thumper 9:40 pm 13 Oct 08

I think RBM has closed.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 9:29 pm 13 Oct 08

PsydFX said :

Still, I was hoping that Revolve had more of the surplus building supplies, bricks and the like, but nope, still need to find where they end up.

Handyman’s Trading Post
Buyers And Sellers Of New & Used Recycled Building Materials
34 Geelong St Fyshwick ACT 2609
ph: (02) 6280 4036

RBM Recycled Building Materials Pty Limited
25 Darling St Mitchell ACT 2911
ph: (02) 6241 0411

More here – http://www.yellowpages.com.au/search/postSearchEntry.do?clueType=0&clue=Building+Materials–Secondhand&locationClue=Canberra+ACT&x=37&y=4

PsydFX PsydFX 3:13 pm 13 Oct 08

pelican said :

PsydFX said :

Stop going to Aussie Junk then and go back to Revolve.
They aren’t gone, just relocated to the Resource Recovery Estate on Mugga Lane.

Gosh now I am red-faced. I had no idea, haven’t been there since I thought Revolve was closing.

I wonder how Aussie Junk make their money if Revolve is still active nearby? Can Revolve still fossick in the tip or is it all donations?

There was a bit of stuff there, not as much as Aussie Junk around the corner though, and unfortunately for them most of it’s not under cover.

At this stage it looks like it’s purely drop off donations for them, however, I do recall reading about one of the Skip Bin Companies doing Resource Recovery from the stuff that comes back in their Skip Bins, and with one being next to Revolve, maybe that stuff ends up at Revolve.

Still, I was hoping that Revolve had more of the surplus building supplies, bricks and the like, but nope, still need to find where they end up.

pelican pelican 2:55 pm 13 Oct 08

PsydFX said :

Stop going to Aussie Junk then and go back to Revolve.
They aren’t gone, just relocated to the Resource Recovery Estate on Mugga Lane.

Gosh now I am red-faced. I had no idea, haven’t been there since I thought Revolve was closing.

I wonder how Aussie Junk make their money if Revolve is still active nearby? Can Revolve still fossick in the tip or is it all donations?

Beserk Keyboard Warrior Beserk Keyboard Warrior 1:29 pm 13 Oct 08

Aussie Grubs

Granny Granny 12:48 pm 13 Oct 08

All is indeed groovy, Danman!

: )

Danman Danman 12:31 pm 13 Oct 08

@ Granny – All is good in the world – I didn’t even see th eoffence in your postings – was merely having a dig at my lack of work efforts during my 8 till 4 weekdays 🙂

PsydFX PsydFX 11:44 am 13 Oct 08

Stop going to Aussie Junk then and go back to Revolve.
They aren’t gone, just relocated to the Resource Recovery Estate on Mugga Lane.

pelican pelican 9:56 am 13 Oct 08

The original ‘Revolve’ started as a Commonwealth funded job creation project which proved to be a great success and spurned a myriad of similar projects within Australia and in the UK according to the following link: http://www.cpa.org.au/garchve07/1316canberra.html

Revolve encouraged people to recycle and goods were available at a cheap price, sometimes even free.

A great community idea turned into an opportunity for profit. The goods are more expensive, the staff are not being paid their entitlements and the incentives to recycle are reduced.

What was the government thinking?

shopper66 shopper66 9:03 am 13 Oct 08

it all goog

Granny Granny 6:57 pm 12 Oct 08

Danman said :

I get paid and rock up but…

Or maybe I’m getting old and parts no longer work like they used to.

maybe I need to change my moniker to Gramps

@ Mutley, I bet yours does not sound like a 2 stroke at wide open throttle though ?

I wasn’t having a go at you, Danman. I have pretty much never had a paid job is all.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 6:03 pm 12 Oct 08

shopper66 said :

THATS GOOD DEAD MAN WALKING?????????/

HUH?? CAN’T HEAR YOU!

bubzie bubzie 4:01 pm 12 Oct 08

YES WHY YES IT IS, NOW WE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! HUZZAH!!

shopper66 shopper66 3:39 pm 12 Oct 08

THATS GOOD DEAD MAN WALKING?????????/

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 1:36 pm 12 Oct 08

I refuse to listen to you if you do not type in big, loud, friendly caps, Shopper66

Danman Danman 12:46 pm 12 Oct 08

I get paid and rock up but…

Or maybe I’m getting old and parts no longer work like they used to.

maybe I need to change my moniker to Gramps

@ Mutley, I bet yours does not sound like a 2 stroke at wide open throttle though ?

Granny Granny 11:38 am 12 Oct 08

Danman said :

I remember when I worked…..

🙂

What is this ‘worked’?

*chuckle*

mutley mutley 11:22 am 12 Oct 08

2 pulls and it starts.

I keep getting emails about some pills that can help you with that.

Danman Danman 10:57 am 12 Oct 08

I remember when I worked…..

🙂

Seriously though that Mugga Lane Antique store is a bit of a rort – coupla hundred dollars for some wrought iron work that was salvaged from a tip.
In saying so, last weekend I bargained at mitchell aussie junk(I just droppe off a 52cm telly and some curtain rods)

There was what looked to be a brand spanking new mower and catcher on the dock – they wanted 45 – I said 30 he said 40 i said 30 he said 35 and stood firm.
I stated that I would no tbuy it for that much as I had just dropped off a perfectly good huge telly and walked.

Thats when they backed down and gave it to me for 30..

Got it home, it needed new blades (Stolen from old mower), new head gasket (Permatek forma-gasket and razor blades) and new magneto (Stolen from old mower as well) – just got it stared this morning after 2 weekends – 2 pulls and it starts.

That place is good for bargains if you’re quick.

I have paid a total of $45 andseveral man hours and gotten a ryobi line trimmer and victa mower….both now working….and paid next to nothing for spares (If no donor available )

Big thumbs up for me….but unscrupulous selling of wares on eBay…thats just tight arsed.

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