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Garbo strike still simmering. Free tip runs for those who can do it

By johnboy - 24 August 2013 28

TAMS are warning that the bins need to stay on the road following Friday’s industrial dispute driven non-collection:

Household recycling and garbage collections have resumed today however only a small number of contractors have returned to work. This means only a limited number of suburbs will have their bins collected today.

Garbage will be collected today from O’Connor and parts of Dickson, Ainslie, Kingston and Griffith. Recycling will be collected from Narrabundah. Collection of household waste and recycling for the other suburbs due to be collected yesterday is not expected to be collected until the next scheduled collection date. The normal waste and recycling collections for all other suburbs are expected to resume on Monday.

A decision has been made to focus on maintaining normal household collections from Monday to prevent further disruption across Canberra.

To help offset the inconvenience to people who did not have their bins collected, the ACT Government is allowing people to dispose of the contents of their garbage bins free of charge at Mitchell and Mugga Resource Management Centres. One free delivery will be available per vehicle. Normal charges apply for all other waste including additional household waste.

This arrangement will be in place until Friday 30 August 2013 unless extended.

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28 Responses to
Garbo strike still simmering. Free tip runs for those who can do it
BimboGeek 9:34 pm 25 Aug 13

No there are definitely way too many verbs in my area. So much happening and no idea who’s doing it or what they’re doing it to!

poetix 8:35 pm 25 Aug 13

Freewheeling said :

Inner south still has verbs everywhere, looks terrible I guess that’s why we pay. $3000 per year in rates

I must be missing something here…Verbs are not bad. Nouns can be a pain (blocky and always already finished), but doing is good.

BimboGeek 8:07 pm 25 Aug 13

Unfortunately there’s also a grossly underreported servants’ strike in the inner South. My entire street’s bins are all still out front of their houses!!

Freewheeling 6:37 pm 25 Aug 13

Inner south still has verbs everywhere, looks terrible I guess that’s why we pay. $3000 per year in rates

Primal 4:05 pm 25 Aug 13

Innovation said :

So does this release mean that anyone can rock up to the tip with a trailer load of rubbish (of any type) and dump for free?

You can bet your life that they will have been looking for ‘bin-sized’ loads and evidence of the contents being ordinary household rubbish (i.e. at least a couple of garbage bags being involved).

Innovation 1:21 pm 25 Aug 13

So does this release mean that anyone can rock up to the tip with a trailer load of rubbish (of any type) and dump for free? If so, a well intentioned soul could offer to do a trip for lots of neighbours and friends. Equally, others in non affected suburbs could go for broke and get rid of all of their accumulating rubbish.

Another idea for those affected would be to take their bins or contents to friends or family in neighbouring suburbs and have them collected there as scheduled.

poetix 12:16 pm 25 Aug 13

magiccar9 said :

Does it strike anyone that the suburbs listed are considered the ‘more wealthy’ suburbs of Canberra (spare Dixson).
Poor little souls wouldn’t know what to do with their uncollected wine bottles and latte cups.

Ironically you could assume they’re the ones with the suburban SUVs and money to afford the plastic bags to put their trash in to take to the dump. Oh wait… conditioned leather + trash juices = bad.

How are things out there in Envystan?

(The idea that wine is anything but an essential is ludicrous. Or that O’Connor is anything but totally working class…)

CraigT 10:56 am 25 Aug 13

Darkfalz said :

Ours still sitting on the curb a week before a house inspection. Great… Now, not to denigrate these guys but they get paid pretty well for garbage men, somewhere around 70-80k I think. What are they striking over?

They want more gender-balance, no doubt, and they are upset that the femenists’ push for gender-balancing seems to have unaccountably missed the waste industry.

tommy 10:14 am 25 Aug 13

magiccar9 said :

Does it strike anyone that the suburbs listed are considered the ‘more wealthy’ suburbs of Canberra (spare Dixson).
Poor little souls wouldn’t know what to do with their uncollected wine bottles and latte cups.

Ironically you could assume they’re the ones with the suburban SUVs and money to afford the plastic bags to put their trash in to take to the dump. Oh wait… conditioned leather + trash juices = bad.

Didn’t bother me. The butler organised one of the gardners to take it out to the tip.

magiccar9 8:51 am 25 Aug 13

Does it strike anyone that the suburbs listed are considered the ‘more wealthy’ suburbs of Canberra (spare Dixson).
Poor little souls wouldn’t know what to do with their uncollected wine bottles and latte cups.

Ironically you could assume they’re the ones with the suburban SUVs and money to afford the plastic bags to put their trash in to take to the dump. Oh wait… conditioned leather + trash juices = bad.

Darkfalz 7:46 am 25 Aug 13

Ours still sitting on the curb a week before a house inspection. Great… Now, not to denigrate these guys but they get paid pretty well for garbage men, somewhere around 70-80k I think. What are they striking over?

Deref 5:31 pm 24 Aug 13

BimboGeek said :

Oh splendid. I’ll just chuck it in the back of the hatchback, shall I?

Nah – use the bicycle.

wildturkeycanoe 4:51 pm 24 Aug 13

Does this one free trip to the tip apply to anybody? Doesn’t stipulate that you have to prove your residential address or that you have to be affected, so go for it people, our wishes for free tip day have come true.

Masquara 4:29 pm 24 Aug 13

Yeah well since the plastic bag ban the rubbish in my bin has not been neatly packaged in supermarket bags, and is no state to fish back out of the bin and put in my car for a trip to the dump!!!

BimboGeek 2:56 pm 24 Aug 13

Oh splendid. I’ll just chuck it in the back of the hatchback, shall I?

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