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Bin collection delayed until weekend

By Michael Reid - 9 June 2016 17

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Regular household and recycling services will be disrupted on Friday due to planned industrial action by drivers employed by collection contractor SUEZ.

Residents in affected suburbs are requested to leave their bins out on the kerb from Friday through to Monday as missed collections will be picked up on Saturday and Sunday, and Monday if required.

Suburbs whose household bin collection services will be affected by the industrial action include: Acton, Downer, Lyneham (south of Ginninderra Drive), Ainslie, Duntroon*, Narrabundah*, Barton*, Forrest*, Oaks Estate*, Beard*, Franklin, O’Connor, Braddon*, Griffith*, Pialligo*, Campbell*, Hackett, Red Hill*, City, Harrison, Reid*, Deakin*, Hughes*, Turner, Dickson, Kingston*, Watson, Yarralumla*.

*Recycling collections also scheduled on this day.

The following arrangements will also be in place from Friday 10 June through to Thursday 16 June 2016 for affected residents:

  • excess household waste of up to two large plastic garbage bags can be disposed of for free at both the Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres. Proof of address such as driver’s licence will need to be provided to demonstrate the resident is from a suburb whose bins were scheduled for collection on Monday and Tuesday;
  • recyclable materials from can be dropped off for free at the six regional recycling centres. Additional collection services will again be scheduled for the centres to help cope with the expected increase in the recyclable material being disposed of by affected residents.

For more information visit www.tams.act.gov.au or call 13 22 81.

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17 Responses to
Bin collection delayed until weekend
dungfungus 6:25 pm 22 Jun 16

carnardly said :

rommeldog56 said :

I note that the Tuggeranong suburbs are the only ones missing out on the weekend “catch-up” collections.
Most of us down here had to wait 4 weeks for the recycling bin service and 2 weeks for the other stuff bin.
No wonder I haven’t sighted a Labor candidate anywhere in the valley lately.
The coverage of this important (by an unnamed reporter) in today’s “Always Independent” Canberra Times is well hidden and abysmal.
I wonder why?

Correct me if I am wrong but wasn’t the week where Tuggeranong effected also a week where there were two days of disruptions? In which case how do you expect them to catch up?

But yeah poor old tuggers again being shafted by labor.

As usual, you are correct again.

dungfungus 3:30 pm 22 Jun 16

Mordd / Chris Richards said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

Raging Tempest said :

dungfungus said :

pink little birdie said :

dungfungus said :

Someone got a long weekend

Others got heaps of overtime as some garbos were collecting on Saturday.
Government response on this on-going extortion racket is pathetic.

There was a government response?

Exactly!

It is a government issue at the end of the day. They are the ‘victims’ as much as the residents.

If the government did something then you lot would be whinging that the government has given unto Unions, unions bad, labor bad, ACT government bad. What exactly do you want them to do?

Forgive me, I thought doing someone could be other than just giving in to demand.

ACT government is the client in a contract to collect waste and process it. As far as I can see one party to the contract is failing to meet their obligation.
As such depending on the contract the Government should have the power to enforce financial penalties and/or raise the possible termination of the contract.

The current contract is 10 years duration I believe. It would be a shame to have an ongoing dispute for the next decade.

Who is to say the governement isn’t withholding payment or seeking other remedies for non compliance under the terms of the contract? It’s not like operational matters like that are reported.

So that means ratepayers will get a trickle down rebate?
In your dreams.

JC 12:16 pm 22 Jun 16

rommeldog56 said :

I note that the Tuggeranong suburbs are the only ones missing out on the weekend “catch-up” collections.
Most of us down here had to wait 4 weeks for the recycling bin service and 2 weeks for the other stuff bin.
No wonder I haven’t sighted a Labor candidate anywhere in the valley lately.
The coverage of this important (by an unnamed reporter) in today’s “Always Independent” Canberra Times is well hidden and abysmal.
I wonder why?

Correct me if I am wrong but wasn’t the week where Tuggeranong effected also a week where there were two days of disruptions? In which case how do you expect them to catch up?

But yeah poor old tuggers again being shafted by labor.

JC 12:15 pm 22 Jun 16

wildturkeycanoe said :

Raging Tempest said :

dungfungus said :

pink little birdie said :

dungfungus said :

Someone got a long weekend

Others got heaps of overtime as some garbos were collecting on Saturday.
Government response on this on-going extortion racket is pathetic.

There was a government response?

Exactly!

It is a government issue at the end of the day. They are the ‘victims’ as much as the residents.

If the government did something then you lot would be whinging that the government has given unto Unions, unions bad, labor bad, ACT government bad. What exactly do you want them to do?

Forgive me, I thought doing someone could be other than just giving in to demand.

ACT government is the client in a contract to collect waste and process it. As far as I can see one party to the contract is failing to meet their obligation.
As such depending on the contract the Government should have the power to enforce financial penalties and/or raise the possible termination of the contract.

The current contract is 10 years duration I believe. It would be a shame to have an ongoing dispute for the next decade.

Who is to say the governement isn’t withholding payment or seeking other remedies for non compliance under the terms of the contract? It’s not like operational matters like that are reported.

JC 12:13 pm 22 Jun 16

wildturkeycanoe said :

Raging Tempest said :

dungfungus said :

pink little birdie said :

dungfungus said :

Someone got a long weekend

Others got heaps of overtime as some garbos were collecting on Saturday.
Government response on this on-going extortion racket is pathetic.

There was a government response?

Exactly!

It is a government issue at the end of the day. They are the ‘victims’ as much as the residents.

If the government did something then you lot would be whinging that the government has given unto Unions, unions bad, labor bad, ACT government bad. What exactly do you want them to do?

Resign?

Wow stop the presses dungers reckons the governement should resign because a private company is having troubles negotiating with its employees. Gee. Who would have thought.

dungfungus 10:52 am 22 Jun 16

I note that the Tuggeranong suburbs are the only ones missing out on the weekend “catch-up” collections.
Most of us down here had to wait 4 weeks for the recycling bin service and 2 weeks for the other stuff bin.
No wonder I haven’t sighted a Labor candidate anywhere in the valley lately.
The coverage of this important (by an unnamed reporter) in today’s “Always Independent” Canberra Times is well hidden and abysmal.
I wonder why?

gooterz 11:07 pm 21 Jun 16

Raging Tempest said :

dungfungus said :

pink little birdie said :

dungfungus said :

Someone got a long weekend

Others got heaps of overtime as some garbos were collecting on Saturday.
Government response on this on-going extortion racket is pathetic.

There was a government response?

Exactly!

It is a government issue at the end of the day. They are the ‘victims’ as much as the residents.

If the government did something then you lot would be whinging that the government has given unto Unions, unions bad, labor bad, ACT government bad. What exactly do you want them to do?

Forgive me, I thought doing someone could be other than just giving in to demand.

ACT government is the client in a contract to collect waste and process it. As far as I can see one party to the contract is failing to meet their obligation.
As such depending on the contract the Government should have the power to enforce financial penalties and/or raise the possible termination of the contract.

The current contract is 10 years duration I believe. It would be a shame to have an ongoing dispute for the next decade.

dungfungus 10:14 pm 21 Jun 16

Raging Tempest said :

dungfungus said :

pink little birdie said :

dungfungus said :

Someone got a long weekend

Others got heaps of overtime as some garbos were collecting on Saturday.
Government response on this on-going extortion racket is pathetic.

There was a government response?

Exactly!

It is a government issue at the end of the day. They are the ‘victims’ as much as the residents.

If the government did something then you lot would be whinging that the government has given unto Unions, unions bad, labor bad, ACT government bad. What exactly do you want them to do?

Resign?

JC 8:25 pm 21 Jun 16

dungfungus said :

pink little birdie said :

dungfungus said :

Someone got a long weekend

Others got heaps of overtime as some garbos were collecting on Saturday.
Government response on this on-going extortion racket is pathetic.

There was a government response?

Exactly!

It is a government issue at the end of the day. They are the ‘victims’ as much as the residents.

If the government did something then you lot would be whinging that the government has given unto Unions, unions bad, labor bad, ACT government bad. What exactly do you want them to do?

rommeldog56 7:39 pm 21 Jun 16

Digga said :

Has this “dispute” been resolved yet?

Apparently not. See :

http://the-riotact.com/friday-bin-collection-moved-to-weekend/179304

dungfungus 8:27 am 21 Jun 16

pink little birdie said :

dungfungus said :

Someone got a long weekend

Others got heaps of overtime as some garbos were collecting on Saturday.
Government response on this on-going extortion racket is pathetic.

There was a government response?

Exactly!

gooterz 10:42 pm 20 Jun 16

pink little birdie said :

dungfungus said :

Someone got a long weekend

Others got heaps of overtime as some garbos were collecting on Saturday.
Government response on this on-going extortion racket is pathetic.

There was a government response?

dungfungus 2:46 pm 20 Jun 16

Has this “dispute” been resolved yet?

dungfungus 6:16 pm 13 Jun 16

dungfungus said :

Someone got a long weekend

Others got heaps of overtime as some garbos were collecting on Saturday.
Government response on this on-going extortion racket is pathetic.

gooterz 11:59 am 12 Jun 16

Someone got a long weekend

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