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Keep your bins out for the emergency collections

By johnboy - 27 August 2013 9

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TAMS are sending their staff out to drive garbage trucks in an effort to make up for Friday’s missed collections:

The ACT Government is announcing the following arrangements to collect rubbish bins from some suburbs that were missed last Friday. Collections will take place in Campbell, Hackett, Hughes,

Watson and O’Malley from 3 pm this afternoon. Residents of these suburbs are advised to keep their rubbish bins out. The suburbs were selected by Cleanaway based on their advice on what could be achieved with the additional hours worked.

Negotiations have taken place for Cleanaway to have their drivers work longer hours today, while maintenance staff from Territory and Municipal Services will also undertake collections on Wednesday and Thursday to collect rubbish in Isaacs.

Negotiations are continuing with Cleanaway for their drivers to also work longer hours on Thursday. It is not possible for them to work longer hours on Wednesday due to it already being the longest collection day of the week (it involves collections in north Canberra, including Gungahlin).

Arrangements are as follows:

Tuesday: Campbell, Hackett, Hughes, Watson and O’Malley (collected by Cleanaway)
Wednesday: Isaacs commences (collected by TAMS’ staff)
Thursday: Isaacs continues. Other suburbs to be advised pending negotiation with Cleanaway
Friday: scheduled Friday collections resume
Saturday: recycling collections in those suburbs which were missed last Friday

All scheduled services for this week will be conducted.

The ACT Government will also be extending the operating hours of Mitchell and Mugga Resource Management Centres until 6 pm for the next three nights (Tuesday to Thursday) to allow people to dispose of the contents of their garbage bins free of charge. One free delivery will be available per vehicle. Normal charges apply for all other waste including additional household waste.

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9 Responses to
Keep your bins out for the emergency collections
dustytrail 4:25 pm 28 Aug 13

Did I miss something? My bins were collected, as per usual. Then I am in Belconnen ….

Rolling strikes? Northside turn next week?

Jim Jones 3:01 pm 28 Aug 13

Pitchka said :

Funny how all this industrial action coincides with a certain company not winning the tender to continue collection trash in the ACT!! Harden up ya wanks…

You’re not exacty the sparkliest penny in the fountain, are you?

Pitchka 2:58 pm 28 Aug 13

Funny how all this industrial action coincides with a certain company not winning the tender to continue collection trash in the ACT!! Harden up ya wanks…

Blen_Carmichael 2:10 pm 28 Aug 13

My suburb falls into the ‘Tuesday’ category and – surprise – the bins still haven’t been emptied. I just rang TAMS and was told that it won’t be until Friday (our usual day for collection).

tim_c 12:46 pm 28 Aug 13

gazket said :

I didn’t think Isaacs and O’Malley residents would take their own rubbish to the tip.

Why not? – they live closer to it than anyone else.

magiccar9 6:10 am 28 Aug 13

gazket said :

I didn’t think Isaacs and O’Malley residents would take their own rubbish to the tip.

Guarantee they wouldn’t know where it was or that we even have one. They just think the magic garbage fairies deal with that stuff.

gungsuperstar 3:21 am 28 Aug 13

Well that’s beautiful, isn’t it? Not only do the ACT Govt want their staff to accept pay rises that are lower than inflation and so effectively cut their wages – but they’re using them as scab labor as well.

Nice.

gazket 11:05 pm 27 Aug 13

I didn’t think Isaacs and O’Malley residents would take their own rubbish to the tip.

tim_c 4:19 pm 27 Aug 13

I hope this will all be at the contractor’s expense.

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