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Dumping in Duffy

By fgzk 13 September 2011 36

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These are from a block on Eucumbene Drive Duffy. I’ve seen men in white hazmat suits taking stuff away.

I like the couch in the sewage pipe hole that was 10ft deep.

It used to be a cool place to have a fire and a few beers at night with mates.

I don’t think my photos do justice to the amount of crap on site.

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fgzk 9:21 am 15 Sep 11

All gone now,,,,,, Well done.

Jethro 11:34 pm 14 Sep 11

breda said :

Chip said:

“It is weird how there is so much dismay and annoyance when people dump their visible rubbish inappropriately yet so many people seem to think it is okay to dump CO2 rubbish in the atmosphere without penalty or without compensating those who will suffer as a result and/or those who will have to clean it up.”
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Chip, if you think that CO2 is ‘rubbish’ in the atmosphere, I just wish that you and your fellow fanatics were consigned to live in an atmosphere without it. Unlike old mattresses, CO2 keeps plants alive.

Good luck with surviving in the moonscape.

Idiot.

This is the stupidest counter-argument ever and to be perfectly honest I’m sick of hearing it.

By the logic of the ‘carbon is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to life’ argument, I can say that water is a good thing, so you should have no problem with your house sitting under 10 feet of it.

carnardly 4:09 pm 14 Sep 11

think of it as good training for the horse – it’ll be good training to learn to cope with plastic bags as well as the other things it may see out on a ride – bikes, dogs, joggers, trail bikes etc.

Anyone can dob in illegal dumpers now. They just need to grab a description of the person and the car license plate and either ring the coppers (who aren’t likely to come) and then send it to tams. Then wait for the dumpers to sit back and deny it… At least phones with cameras on them are a good and fairly subtle tool these days. Hold it up discreetly, zoom in and click.

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/play/pcl/city_centre_and_shopping_centres/maintenance_of_public_areas/keeping_our_city_clean/illegal_dumping

rarm9983 12:50 pm 14 Sep 11

It has been happening for a while in and around the Equestrian Centre on the corner of Eucumbene and Hindmarsh too. there were abour 5 TVs sitting up there a few weeks ago, and today i think there is a white ford laser with smashed windows as well. It is hard for me to ride past this junk with plastic bags flapping etc and scaring my young horse as well as ensuring safety for my horse (no wire on the ground that can get trapped around legs etc).
I wonder how hard it would be to patrol this area around 6pm from Fri to Sun (usual time we see people “dropping stuff off”), or at least give residents the opportunity to dob people in if they can catch them. Possibly some illegal dumping signs may discourage some (the minority of?) people too?

00davist 11:19 am 14 Sep 11

johnboy said :

If you don’t have water you die too.

Now how much would you like in your lungs?

Can we drop the absolutist craziness from all sides please?

+1

As I have said before, the hardest part of working out much about the carbon tax, is the fact one side think it will save the world, cure cancer, and end all sadness, plus puppies, rainbow puppies!

And the other side want me to beleive the moment it comes in, 75% of the population will die of a similtenios heart attack, while the remaing poor sods have to trudge their way through fire, brimstone, and backrupcy, oh, and evil puppies!

The complete and utter bi-polar absolutisim is just making both sides look like crazy nutters!

Okwhatever 11:18 am 14 Sep 11

Little_Green_Bag said :

Thumper said :

and they’re used to hold up nearly every row of grape vines in australia!

Well, they do last a long, long time….

Just to clarify, it is actually spelt Koppers Log and it was a registered trade name.

They were low slung logs with two shorter logs screwed to them to keep them in their holes. They were used as boundaries for ovals, parks and other open spaces. They were treated with an arsenic compound to stop infestation by termites and other pests and thus had a green colour. For this reason there was a concerted push to get rid of them in the late 1980s, early ’90s but you can still see a few around town, one that springs to mind is in the BBQ area near the child care centre in Maryborough St Fyshwick.

Treated pine logs are everywhere and are still being used however current procedure is to replace old treated pine bollards and barriers with a new safer product. In the ACT all treated pine log replacements in public spaces are completed using Ecowood which is a water-borne copper & biocide treatment. there are other treatments such as water-borne copper chromium arsenate but I don’t know where they are used.

p1 10:51 am 14 Sep 11

Thumper said :

Well, they do last a long, long time….

Unless they are in constantly damp soil, ’cause then the Chromated copper arsenate leaches out, and they start rotting… Although still a lot slower then untreated softwood, to be sure.

As for the “Carbon Tax™”, it isn’t really a tax, any more then speeding fines are a tax car owners.

Society has accepted that speeding is something that (potentially) causes a cost which is then borne by society. A fine is payable to people who speed to discourage this behaviour. Same deal with CO² pollution (plants also love horse poo around their roots….).

Little_Green_Bag 10:48 am 14 Sep 11

Thumper said :

and they’re used to hold up nearly every row of grape vines in australia!

Well, they do last a long, long time….

Just to clarify, it is actually spelt Koppers Log and it was a registered trade name.

They were low slung logs with two shorter logs screwed to them to keep them in their holes. They were used as boundaries for ovals, parks and other open spaces. They were treated with an arsenic compound to stop infestation by termites and other pests and thus had a green colour. For this reason there was a concerted push to get rid of them in the late 1980s, early ’90s but you can still see a few around town, one that springs to mind is in the BBQ area near the child care centre in Maryborough St Fyshwick.

Bails 10:32 am 14 Sep 11

Might I suggest that a contributing factor might be the OUTRAGEOUS prices at the tip? I was out there the other day with a small Trailor load of random garden junk. It cost me $50, plus then $40 per TV (of which I had two small ones). $90 to dispose of this correctly, or dump it in a reserve for free? It certainly crossed my mind, and I’d suggest it’s more likely for the less well off.

Thumper 10:21 am 14 Sep 11

and they’re used to hold up nearly every row of grape vines in australia!

Well, they do last a long, long time….

Thumper 10:11 am 14 Sep 11

What is a ‘coppers log’? Sounds like a policeman’s notebook. Seriously, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Treated pine logs. They were really popular in the 70s and 80s. I believe they were treated with creosote, may have even had arsenic in them as well. Either way when they break down they poison the environment.

    johnboy 10:15 am 14 Sep 11

    and they’re used to hold up nearly every row of grape vines in australia!

Thumper 10:08 am 14 Sep 11

“It is weird how there is so much dismay and annoyance when people dump their visible rubbish inappropriately yet so many people seem to think it is okay to dump CO2 rubbish in the atmosphere without penalty or without compensating those who will suffer as a result and/or those who will have to clean it up. One thing would be certain – the bogans who dump in our bush will be anti the carbon tax. Then again, one 2CC announcer was today railing against a carbon tax and another was raging against illegal dumpers in Canberra who refuse to be responsible for their own visible rubbish. Media hypocrisy lives on.”

Take this long bow.

fgzk 9:46 am 14 Sep 11

WFG Then you wont mind if we stop cutting down Old Growth Forest’s or burning the Amazon etc. Plants only store carbon. Where do you want your carbon delivered?

johnboy 9:38 am 14 Sep 11

If you don’t have water you die too.

Now how much would you like in your lungs?

Can we drop the absolutist craziness from all sides please?

Waiting For Godot 9:36 am 14 Sep 11

Chip said :

It is weird how there is so much dismay and annoyance when people dump their visible rubbish inappropriately yet so many people seem to think it is okay to dump CO2 rubbish in the atmosphere without penalty or without compensating those who will suffer as a result and/or those who will have to clean it up. One thing would be certain – the bogans who dump in our bush will be anti the carbon tax. Then again, one 2CC announcer was today railing against a carbon tax and another was raging against illegal dumpers in Canberra who refuse to be responsible for their own visible rubbish. Media hypocrisy lives on.

And this silly nonsense just about sums up the pro-carbon tax, greenie idiots. Their arguments have now been so comprehensively trashed they are now spouting gibberish and crap. co2 promotes life, it is plant food. It is not a pollutant. If we don’t have co2 our planet dies.

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