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Illegal dumping crackdown nabs scum at charity bins

By johnboy - 18 April 2012 16

Territory and Municipal Services bring us the happy news that rangers have been out around the charity bins and have caught some of the illegal dumpers blighting our community.

City Rangers issued another four on-the-spot fines to people for illegally dumping rubbish around charity bins in Gungahlin on the weekend.

The blitz took place following one undertaken earlier this month at Gungahlin town centre, Tuggeranong Hyperdome and Kippax Centre which caught five people illegally dumping.

“While most people were observed to be doing the right thing, four people were fined for illegal dumping,” said Peter Dinan, Acting Senior Manager, Licensing and Compliance.

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Illegal dumping crackdown nabs scum at charity bins
maniac 1:34 pm 19 Apr 12

bitterness said :

I donated (good quality, usable, fashionable and clean) clothes in batches over the weekend. On Friday night (yes, exciting times at bitterhouse) the Belconnen Vinnies was clean and empty. By Sunday afternoon, the area looked like the “After” shot of a post-apocalyptic disaster. There were torn bags (presumably from scavenging scum after decent clothes to sell somehow) with contents strewn, obviously unusable rubbish that looked like someone had inverted whole drawers in a kitchen clean out (2010 pocket diary anyone? How about some loose Codral Cold&Flu tablets? Broken coathangers?).

My aforementioned social pariah status made me wonder if my I couldn’t usefully apply my time staking out the bins, taking high resolution photos of dumpers (protecting myself with a circle of salt, and a tough year-8 maths question to distract them as they approach).

I feel the ACT Government should move the bins in front of sites with constant municipal presence, such as police stations.

I’d also like to point out that hard rubbish collection would not have resolved the mindlessness of the detritus I saw at these bins. Broken coathangers, expired medication and old notebooks can go in municipal waste. This is laziness that I simply do not understand.

Putting the bins in front of places such as police stations is a great idea, then CCTV can pick up the crims dumping rubbish.

Ex Warrior 1:24 pm 19 Apr 12

Jivrashia said :

screaming banshee said :

Distinct lack of a council…..despite one agency including municipal in its name.

I know this is way off-topic, but I would really like to have a wheelie bin purely for garden waste, which I had when living in Sydney.

My garden waste isn’t big enough to justify a visit to the green waste dumps (Parkwood Rd. Belco, or Vicar St. Mitchell), but instead small enough to fit in a wheelie bin.

But then I was cautioned with a hand-written sign “garden waste is not rubbish” when I tried to dump some grass in the general purpose bin.
Seriously, they both end up in landfill, so what the flap?

Cause its far too hard to take the green waste to the Parkwood, Mitchell or Mugga yourself to be recycled…..

Perhaps the answer is an amnesty at the tip once or twice a year but it is quite possible to get rid of alot of waste through the weekly green bin

p1 1:11 pm 19 Apr 12

Jivrashia said :

screaming banshee said :

Distinct lack of a council…..despite one agency including municipal in its name.

I know this is way off-topic, but I would really like to have a wheelie bin purely for garden waste, which I had when living in Sydney.

My garden waste isn’t big enough to justify a visit to the green waste dumps (Parkwood Rd. Belco, or Vicar St. Mitchell), but instead small enough to fit in a wheelie bin.

But then I was cautioned with a hand-written sign “garden waste is not rubbish” when I tried to dump some grass in the general purpose bin.
Seriously, they both end up in landfill, so what the flap?

How do you have room for grass to grow but not room to make a pile of clippings?

Jivrashia 12:57 pm 19 Apr 12

screaming banshee said :

Distinct lack of a council…..despite one agency including municipal in its name.

I know this is way off-topic, but I would really like to have a wheelie bin purely for garden waste, which I had when living in Sydney.

My garden waste isn’t big enough to justify a visit to the green waste dumps (Parkwood Rd. Belco, or Vicar St. Mitchell), but instead small enough to fit in a wheelie bin.

But then I was cautioned with a hand-written sign “garden waste is not rubbish” when I tried to dump some grass in the general purpose bin.
Seriously, they both end up in landfill, so what the flap?

bitterness 8:54 pm 18 Apr 12

I donated (good quality, usable, fashionable and clean) clothes in batches over the weekend. On Friday night (yes, exciting times at bitterhouse) the Belconnen Vinnies was clean and empty. By Sunday afternoon, the area looked like the “After” shot of a post-apocalyptic disaster. There were torn bags (presumably from scavenging scum after decent clothes to sell somehow) with contents strewn, obviously unusable rubbish that looked like someone had inverted whole drawers in a kitchen clean out (2010 pocket diary anyone? How about some loose Codral Cold&Flu tablets? Broken coathangers?).

My aforementioned social pariah status made me wonder if my I couldn’t usefully apply my time staking out the bins, taking high resolution photos of dumpers (protecting myself with a circle of salt, and a tough year-8 maths question to distract them as they approach).

I feel the ACT Government should move the bins in front of sites with constant municipal presence, such as police stations.

I’d also like to point out that hard rubbish collection would not have resolved the mindlessness of the detritus I saw at these bins. Broken coathangers, expired medication and old notebooks can go in municipal waste. This is laziness that I simply do not understand.

schmeah 8:21 pm 18 Apr 12

Well, I for one certainly hope it was the piece of cretinous scum who took a dump alongside their pile of VB and nappy trash I happened upon some time ago.

kakosi 7:36 pm 18 Apr 12

one of my neighbours put out his old lounge on his front lawn hoping someone would take it – been there for over a month and looking very soggy now thanks.

HenryBG 6:51 pm 18 Apr 12

screaming banshee said :

JeanPierre9 said :

Why can we have the same here?

Distinct lack of a council…..despite one agency including municipal in its name.

Obviously it’s all about priorities – we can’t be the highest-taxed municipality in the country AND expect decent municipal services.

Maybe call the ACT “Human Rights Commissioner” and ask her what she can do for you.

Diggety 5:48 pm 18 Apr 12

JeanPierre9 said :

in sydney and melbourne people can put their old furniture or other old household items and the council would pick them up once every month or so. Why can we have the same here?

+1

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, and they’re just the ones I know of.

It’s a great idea (and an old one!). Once your stuff is out the front, anyone can take it. I got TV’s, couches, office chairs, heaps of things from it when I was living as a student.

But it may be a little too out-of-place for Lego Town.

screaming banshee 5:41 pm 18 Apr 12

JeanPierre9 said :

Why can we have the same here?

Distinct lack of a council…..despite one agency including municipal in its name.

JeanPierre9 4:59 pm 18 Apr 12

in sydney and melbourne people can put their old furniture or other old household items and the council would pick them up once every month or so. Why can we have the same here?

p1 4:24 pm 18 Apr 12

I hope the Police were called to shoot their cars!

Mysteryman 4:15 pm 18 Apr 12

I know I’ll sleep better at night with those dirty criminals taken care of.

damien haas 3:59 pm 18 Apr 12

Name and shame.

Mattenagger 3:39 pm 18 Apr 12

Can we have a picture of them printed in The Canberra Times aswell?

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