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Heartless useless hapless wankers (Ssantas take on collection bins)

By S4anta - 28 September 2005 17

I have spent a very large part of my life practising how to switch off my conscience, but this morning it jumped back to life and sparked me into fury after reading this article about certain members of our community putting rubbish in clothing buins around Canberra. You people piss me off, as I am finding it hard to find a place to sleep. No, really it is not on.

The article is saying that “Charity bins have been used as dumping grounds for dead animals, used syringes and rubbish, with a costly litter problem forcing an exodus of collection bins off Canberra’s streets…

…Kitchen scraps, dirty nappies and blood-stained mattresses are among other items charity bin collectors have been confronted with as they go about helping the needy. ..”

Not groovy children, not at all. This sort of behaviour is actually ruining what I consider one of the best things about living in a community, the ability to be compassionate and charitable and to help out those who genuinely need a hand.

Time for the rubbish vigilantes I think.

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17 Responses to
Heartless useless hapless wankers (Ssantas take on collection bins)
Absent Diane 11:22 am 29 Sep 05

I guess the only issue is that a) you may have weirdos/unsavouries going through your stuff on the front yard b) it makes the streets look ugly!!

LurkerGal 11:19 am 29 Sep 05

Thumper: it works well? That’s it then, we won’t see it here….

Thumper 10:47 am 29 Sep 05

They do the same in a number of Councils in Sydney. you simply put out your garbage and anyone that wants anything takes it.

The Council comes around later and picks up everything that is left.

Recycling and rubbish removal. It works well.

Absent Diane 10:33 am 29 Sep 05

They do it succesfully in melbourne…. it also gives people an opportunity to go around and scavenge for useful stuff that other people don’t want…. helped me out when I was struggling for cash….

Thumper 9:17 am 29 Sep 05

Charity bins are essential for the charities that provide services to the needy in our community.

If one were to remove them then the goods would not get to the charities due to people being too lazy to drive all over town simply to drop off half a dozen jumpers or whatever.

Fines for dumping in bins should be increased massively and bins should be placed in full view of numerous CCTV cameras.

Maybe Vic’s idea is goer as well, although I’d go for quarterly free rubbish removal. That way you end up with less crap in bins, on the sides of roads, or in the parks and bushland.

Maelinar 9:00 am 29 Sep 05

If the cost of dumping your items at Mugga Lane was lowered, there might be a little more incentive to go there…

Frankly I’m appalled that the Mugga Lane operation receives income from

1. The council to provide waste disposal services
2. People who use the dump
3. Sales of recycled items
4. Harvesting methane off the waste

They’re making a packet and I’m assuming that they are paying for all of their costs from item 1.

It’s about time that a little more social responsibility was handed down and dumping of rubbish was made free again.

Vic Bitterman 9:24 pm 28 Sep 05

Canberra needs a free twice yearly hard rubbish collection. Lord knows we pay enough for our rates.

Then, the housing commision types who dump their hard rubbish at the charity bins, won’t need to.

Absent Diane 3:18 pm 28 Sep 05

I must admit when I was a teenager the charity bins were a good place to sleep when I was too boozed up to know where I was……. I would hate to think that the generations of kids that are following in my footsteps would have to contend with all sorts of garbage such as suggested above!!

colsim 3:11 pm 28 Sep 05

You know, I’d love to do a costing of all the “I want, I want” postings that crop up here.

If it’s not people bitching, whining, moaning and complaining (I know they all mean the same thing but one seems insufficient) about any of the activities of the government, it’s expecting the world to be laid out for them on a platter, with every possible service and amenity on offer.

Just like an opposition party I guess. (Who never seem to feel the need to revisit these positions when the wheel finally turns)

(For the record, I think charity bins are an essential part of society and that people shouldn’t just dump their shit wherever they choose)

el 2:02 pm 28 Sep 05

Unfortunately this is not a new story either. I read something like this every 18 months or so.

LurkerGal 1:31 pm 28 Sep 05

Well said Santa. don’t worry about bonfire, he hates anything that might possibly make a contribution to society. It is not the fault of the bins that people are irresponsible and dump stuff. I’m surprised you aren’t advocating we kill all the people, instead. I’ll vote for it, if you promise to go first.

Thumper 12:55 pm 28 Sep 05

And the fact that the old revolve out at Belconnen was closed down.

No waste? yeah right….

ssanta 12:35 pm 28 Sep 05

either that, or provide places apart from the pay per dumping rubbish tips we have. We have recycling stations in each of the town centres, why not have a place where old couches etc can be chucked as well? More Second hand Sundays? The only reason people dump rubbish near bins is that they are lazy. There are no excuses for that.

Jey 12:34 pm 28 Sep 05

Don’t they have a phone number where you can dob in someone you see dumping stuff at charity bins?

bonfire 12:08 pm 28 Sep 05

I think the anger is misplaced.

Charity bins are an eyesore. They attract irresponsible people who dump all sorts of crap. Despite the signs. They always will.

Remove the charity bins and the eyesore disappears also.

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