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Industrial action affects rubbish collection today

By Charlotte Harper - 13 May 2016 5

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Wondering why your bins are still sitting out on the kerb? Several Canberra suburbs will be affected today by industrial action. Workers for waste collection contractor SUEZ are on strike today but catch up services will be carried out over the weekend and on Monday.

For a full list of affected suburbs visit this page on the TAMS website.

“Contractor SUEZ has confirmed that catch up collection services for suburbs impacted by the industrial action on Friday will commence on Saturday 14 May 2016 and continue through to Monday if required,” Michael Trushell, Director for ACT NOWaste, announced today.

“We encourage residents whose household and recycling bins are scheduled for collection on Friday to leave their bins on the kerb. If for some reason bins cannot be left out, they should be returned to the kerbside by 7am each day until they are collected. If bins are not collected by Monday afternoon residents can contact SUEZ directly on 6260 1547.

“ACT NOWaste and contractor SUEZ have been working closely to identify contingency measures to help minimise the impact of missed bin collections on the community. As a result, the following arrangements will be in place from Friday 13 May to Thursday 19 May:

• 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 a driver’s licence will need to be provided to demonstrate the resident is from a suburb whose bins were scheduled for collection on Friday. The Resource Management Centres are generally busy on weekends after lunch so residents may wish to avoid this period;

• recyclable materials from the yellow bin can be dropped-off for free at the six regional recycling drop of centres. Additional collections services have been scheduled to cope with the expected increase in the recyclable material being disposed of by affected residents.

“Recycling drop-off centres are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are located at Jolly Street, Belconnen; Parkwood Road, Macgregor; O’Brien Place, Gungahlin; Baillieu Court, Mitchell, Botany Street, Phillip and Scollay Street, Tuggeranong. They can be used for recycling paper, cardboard, glass jars, bottles, rigid plastic containers, milk and juice cartons, aluminium cans and steel cans.”
Mr Trushell reminded the community further industrial action may be lawfully undertaken up to 8 June 2016 and encouraged residents to be mindful of their waste generation over the next few weeks.

“By minimising the amount of waste created, people may be able to help their friends, family or neighbours by offering them any room they have in their bin to dispose of excess waste.”

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Industrial action affects rubbish collection today
MERC600 2:12 pm 20 May 16

runtheredlight said :

Mmmm, average salary for a SUEZ driver is $100K.
And they want another 8% pa, pa!

If they get that it will be bus drivers next (and then the tram operators).

A 100K ! I did wonder why they weren’t targeting the nobby suburbs, its because they live in ’em.!

( am still slightly miffed where a ct survey of post codes put me in a ‘low economy” type area.
I drive a Ford you know, not a white commodore.)

Kalliste 12:05 pm 15 May 16

nealg said :

Holden Caulfield said :

“By minimising the amount of waste created, people may be able to help their friends, family or neighbours by offering them any room they have in their bin to dispose of excess waste.”

A neighbour decided to help themselves out and fill my bin completely before I’d even put anything in it. They packed it in so much that when it did get emptied none of the stuff came out.

How selfish and rude!
Do you know which neighbour? Can you dump it on their front lawn? I would consider this, although only if I were SURE which neighbour. Otherwise, I might do a letter drop explaining what happened and asking that this please doesn’t happen again. I would likely add a few suggestions how they could reduce their rubbish output, such as sort their rubbish, as they must be producing more than their own bin can hold. Was the recycling separated out, or was it in the general rubbish? Keep it shortish and polite though, for the other neighbours’ sake.

I’m fairly certain which neighbour it was, they half filled the recycling too (on off recycling week for us) with a bunch of alcohol bottles and cans which is a pretty good indicator.

My current solution is that I brought the bins into the backyard so they no longer have easy access to them until I put the bins out.

I have considered dumping all the stuff back into their bin though

dungfungus 12:03 pm 15 May 16

Mmmm, average salary for a SUEZ driver is $100K.
And they want another 8% pa, pa!

If they get that it will be bus drivers next (and then the tram operators).

Maya123 10:46 am 15 May 16

Holden Caulfield said :

“By minimising the amount of waste created, people may be able to help their friends, family or neighbours by offering them any room they have in their bin to dispose of excess waste.”

A neighbour decided to help themselves out and fill my bin completely before I’d even put anything in it. They packed it in so much that when it did get emptied none of the stuff came out.

How selfish and rude!
Do you know which neighbour? Can you dump it on their front lawn? I would consider this, although only if I were SURE which neighbour. Otherwise, I might do a letter drop explaining what happened and asking that this please doesn’t happen again. I would likely add a few suggestions how they could reduce their rubbish output, such as sort their rubbish, as they must be producing more than their own bin can hold. Was the recycling separated out, or was it in the general rubbish? Keep it shortish and polite though, for the other neighbours’ sake.

Kalliste 7:40 pm 14 May 16

“By minimising the amount of waste created, people may be able to help their friends, family or neighbours by offering them any room they have in their bin to dispose of excess waste.”

A neighbour decided to help themselves out and fill my bin completely before I’d even put anything in it. They packed it in so much that when it did get emptied none of the stuff came out.

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