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How to stop Ol’ Lawnkiller raining down?

By cscoxk - 8 August 2013 37

We cannot stop the Chronicle being dumped on our driveway.

We have “no junk mail” on our letter box. We have accepted the bribe of the Chronicle and now get it delivered electronically. We have made 2 email requests and four phone calls but still it comes.

Our next steps are to threaten to cancel our CT subscription then if that does not stop the Chronicle we will start to look for legal remedies.

Kevin Cox
Ngunnawal

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37 Responses to
How to stop Ol’ Lawnkiller raining down?
Bonejac 10:44 am 08 Aug 13

Check EPA website about illegal dumping, email Chronicle telling them that they are illegally dumping and if they continue to dump rubbish on your property you will take it further – CC in local government body responsible for litter and environmental services complaints, await sudden end to deluge of unwanted paper products,

EPA ACT
http://www.environment.act.gov.au/environment/environment_protection_authority

also try

Postal industry Ombudsman
http://www.pio.gov.au/making-a-complaint/common-complaint-themes/unaddressed-mail.php

Distribution Standards Board (Advertising and Catalogs)
1800 676 136
dsb@catalogue.asn.au

neanderthalsis 10:40 am 08 Aug 13

Here’s a practical solution for you:

Go outside, pick it up, put it in the bin. True, you will lose about 30 seconds in which you could have disapproved of something else, but hey, that’s life in the big city.

joingler 10:32 am 08 Aug 13

p1 said :

Rather then legal action, you might consider just driving past the Canberra times and flinging a copy of the Chronicle at them each day.

I like

Roundhead89 10:22 am 08 Aug 13

Does anybody still read the chronic Chronicle? They can’t even get the names of Canberra streets and suburb details right. This week they did an article on kangaroo collisions in Chifley and continually referred to “Macfarlane Crescent”. It is actually MacFarland Crescent. And for their information, Sheehan Street is in Pearce, not Chifley. So much for local knowledge in a suburban newspaper.

MrBigEars 10:20 am 08 Aug 13

Jammer1 said :

Don’t want the Chronicle on your lawn? Pick it up & place in recycle bin. End of problem.

I thought the accepted method was to leave them in situ until they turned into a papier mache speed hump?

Jammer1 9:58 am 08 Aug 13

Don’t want the Chronicle on your lawn? Pick it up & place in recycle bin. End of problem.

PBO 9:57 am 08 Aug 13

As it gets delivered, run out and heavily beat the delivery kid with last weeks issue, gaurantee that it will stop after 2 deliveries.

p1 9:56 am 08 Aug 13

Rather then legal action, you might consider just driving past the Canberra times and flinging a copy of the Chronicle at them each day.

beardedclam 9:40 am 08 Aug 13

Wow Kevin Cox. Just wow.

justin heywood 9:14 am 08 Aug 13

I always wondered how the ‘opt out electronically’ idea was going to work.

My son used to deliver it, at a pay rate that would have made a slave-owner blush. The only way to make the job even marginally worthwhile is to deliver as many as you can, as fast as you can. There certainly wouldn’t be time to consult a list outside every address.

Still, if an unwanted but free newspaper being delivered to our doors is a problem, our lives are wonderfully comfortable.

Mike Bessenger 9:12 am 08 Aug 13

We also have a ‘No Junk Mail’ sticker, and yesterday we got two chronicles.
At this time of year I appreciate it as we always need ‘junk’ to help get the fire started.

Keep up the good work Canberra Times.

MrBigEars 9:12 am 08 Aug 13

I’m not sure that receiving it electronically will stop the low-paid grunt from flinging it at you from his car. It would take more effort on his part to think than to fling, I suspect.

Affirmative Action M 9:10 am 08 Aug 13

I suggest you just give up & accept that it can never be stopped.

Madam Cholet 8:51 am 08 Aug 13

Request it electronically instead via their website I believe. Then go in and unsubscribe. I did it this way but chose to still receive the paper version. Strangely though, haven’t received one in sometime, which doesn’t bother me as it goes straight in the recycling.

FXST01 8:51 am 08 Aug 13

Ah finally, a real first world problem.

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