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New levels of down in the weeds policy as Zed promises green waste bins

By johnboy - 26 August 2012 33

zed and vicki

The cynical might take it as a sign the trashpak industry has been tardy in contributions, but the Liberals Zed Seselja has, not long before midnight, announced that if elected we shall be joining most of the rest of Australia in having green waste bins to lug away our garden detritus.

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Nature Conservation Minister Vicki Dunne announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government would provide Canberrans with a third bin for garden waste at no additional cost. Mr Seselja said the Canberra Liberals are committed to reducing garden waste in landfills and giving residents better local services.

“Effective waste management and reduction is not only important in protecting our environment, it’s also a vital component of a well-managed city,” Mr Seselja said.

“That’s why a Canberra Liberals Government would give Canberra households a Green Bin for garden waste, as is provided in Queanbeyan, Sydney, and Wollongong.

“We would also provide a capital grant of $10 million for the construction of a garden waste processing facility.

“This initiative would save Canberra home owners up to $400 a year in green waste collection services.

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33 Responses to
New levels of down in the weeds policy as Zed promises green waste bins
miz 7:52 pm 26 Aug 12

I prefer the green waste bins idea as it will result in clean compost or mulch that can be purchased. Far preferable to the proposed post-dumping collection mooted by present govt, which will result in contamination.
Queanbeyan has got it right http://www.qcc.nsw.gov.au/Council-Services/Waste—Recycling/Your-3-Bin-System/Your-3-Bin-System

JessP 6:51 pm 26 Aug 12

kakosi said :

Ever heard of composting? Lugging garden clippings away is not in any way shape or form “green”.

Every heard of the clippings you cant compost (such as larger larger branches, diseased plants etc) and the excess of green waste that some of us can’t use?

I pay for the removal of this stuff now. For the rates I pay I would like to see something useful to me – not just street art.

grunge_hippy 6:39 pm 26 Aug 12

about time.

chewy14 6:07 pm 26 Aug 12

DrKoresh said :

Zed always manages to cut straight the heart of what really matters most to the electorate, doesn’t he? The REAL issues.

What a joke, honestly.

I know. Doesn’t he realise that all we care about is more public art and gay marriage?

schmeah 5:48 pm 26 Aug 12

Stealing ALP policy now .. what a stooge.

poetix 5:10 pm 26 Aug 12

Down at the coast, you not only get a green waste bin, but occasional collections of branches and clippings too large for the bin.

pink little birdie 4:29 pm 26 Aug 12

Let’s hope someone else tops this with green bins and weekly
emptying of recycling bins

screaming banshee 4:27 pm 26 Aug 12

Looks like the trailer price bubble might finally burst, leaving those less fortunate finally able to buy a trailer

kakosi 3:32 pm 26 Aug 12

Ever heard of composting? Lugging garden clippings away is not in any way shape or form “green”.

DrKoresh 2:49 pm 26 Aug 12

Zed always manages to cut straight the heart of what really matters most to the electorate, doesn’t he? The REAL issues. What a joke, honestly.

housebound 11:46 am 26 Aug 12

In this town, a headline that suggests the Libs bin their policies would probably attract more attention.

goggles13 11:37 am 26 Aug 12

good idea to have a green waste bin, but at the moment, I pay the cost of petrol to get from Monash to Corkhill at Mugga to dispose of my green waste. that is a lot less than $400 per year. not only that, I don’t have to pay at Corkhill.

how much will the green bin collection service and processing facility actually cost me?

poetix 10:31 am 26 Aug 12

Although strictly, the headline mentioned @1 makes sense, I agree that is untidy and possibly confusing at first glance. But inserting Green might mean confusion with the Greens. ‘New Bins?’ might do the job.

Mordd 10:07 am 26 Aug 12

JB, you missed a “be” in this sentence: “announced that if elected we shall * joining most of the rest of Australia” 😛

dungfungus 8:48 am 26 Aug 12

Gold Medal to the Sunday Canberra Times for their misleading front page headline:
LIBS’ BINS PLEDGE with a font size even larger than the one given every Sunday to Annabel Crabb on page 2.
Only the tiny apostrophe saves the true meaning from being belied.
Too much to ask for the word “GREEN” to be inserted between LIBS’ and BINS I suppose?

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