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

By johnboy 26 August 2012 33

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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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Knows Best 11:21 pm 10 Oct 12

Queanbeyan does the green bins at a far less cost then what has been quoted here. Also it is a 2 week cycle on the off week for the recycling pick ups. Great service and it also has a free green waste drop off for larger timber at no cost.

JimCharles 6:44 am 29 Aug 12

kakosi said :

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

I wish they’d force every house to have a composting bin, but they don’t.
We’re in a rental with a lawn, need to keep it tidy and just cut and take trimmings to Belconnen and dump it…..I’ve spread loads around the garden and buried some, but there’s too much. Also huge amounts of grass won’t compost well.
Surely a single truck collecting off the street is better than hundreds of car journeys going to the same place…..can’t they show it as an emissions reduction?

Motoristparty 9:08 pm 28 Aug 12

No green bins for the Motorist Party, the current system works just fine. I am sure all the residents that live in units and apartments would be pleased to contribute some of their taxes to green bins.

Mysteryman 1:55 pm 27 Aug 12

angrymotorist1 said :

Chop71 said :

p1 said :

Chop71 said :

Hope he brings back shopping bags too

He can have my vote if he commits to re-introducing consumer fireworks.

+1

+2

+3.

angrymotorist1 1:14 pm 27 Aug 12

Chop71 said :

p1 said :

Chop71 said :

Hope he brings back shopping bags too

He can have my vote if he commits to re-introducing consumer fireworks.

+1

+2

Thumper 12:33 pm 27 Aug 12

Can we put our green waste in free plastic bags?

Chop71 12:33 pm 27 Aug 12

p1 said :

Chop71 said :

Hope he brings back shopping bags too

He can have my vote if he commits to re-introducing consumer fireworks.

+1

p1 12:22 pm 27 Aug 12

Chop71 said :

Hope he brings back shopping bags too

He can have my vote if he commits to re-introducing consumer fireworks.

p1 12:20 pm 27 Aug 12

Pretty sure all I would use it for is rose bush clippings (’cause they are spiky!) and persistent weeds I don’t want reseeding in my compost.

So where are they planning on building the rose and weed processing plant?

Chop71 12:16 pm 27 Aug 12

yay

Hope he brings back shopping bags too

PM 12:01 pm 27 Aug 12

schmeah said :

Stealing ALP policy now .. what a stooge.

What are you smoking?

poetix 11:48 am 27 Aug 12

miz said :

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

Careful though. Cold homeless kids might find the bin warm and move in. There goes the area!

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