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New TV dump in West Belconnen

johnboy 20 February 2012 32

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Basketcase has noted that Latham’s Umbagong Park is now the proud host of a cut price TV dump.

Good to see the waste policies working so well!


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Ian Ian 11:28 pm 20 Feb 12

Deref said :

TAMSMediaRoom said :

TAMS urges Canberrans not to dump their old TVs and computers.

No, TAMS encourages Canberrans to illegally dump their old TVs and computers by making it difficult and perceptually expensive to dispose of them properly.

No doubt that is true. but you still need to be a selfish, lazy turd to act on that encouragement by dumping them.

HenryBG HenryBG 11:26 pm 20 Feb 12

Jethro said :

Thumper said :

HenryBG said :

Is this a reflection of the government’s *waste* policy, or more a reflection on the *education* policy which produces pathetic, selfish, dishonest scumbags who think it’s OK to treat public spacees as a dumping grounds?

Both, one would suggest.

I’m not sure why you two decided to use this as an opportunity to have a go at public education.

You both clearly have little idea about the values being promoted in our public schools.

Actually, *I* do.

For example, children are being taught that the correct response to a teacher’s request to stop smoking on school grounds is “f#ck you”. Similarly, the same unimaginative response can be uttered from the back of the classroom in response to a teacher’s request that a noisy mobile phone conversation be terminated. In fact, demonstrating rude, vile, ill-mannered and obscene behaviour attracts no negative reinforcement whatsoever in the public system, quite the contrary – witness the 5-star Tertiary containment facility they’ve built for this rabble out at Hume…

Meanwhile, while the basics of discipline are completely neglected, standards are constantly revised downwards in order to have children *appear* to achieve average marks. Having spent the 80s trying to delete any understanding of grammar from society (with great success), they’ve spent the 90s trying to make spelling disappear. Children are reaching first year university and demonstrating they lack a basic grasp of literacy.
But – oh – they will have sat through umpteen “Welcome to country” ceremonies conducted by blow-ins from Cowra, and sundry other manifestation of leftist fantasy, so everything’s alright.

Perhaps this explains why enrolments have plummeted with barely half of children in the ACT now attending public schools.
Your “values” are being embraced by the bogan underclass (as a kind of daytime child-minding service) and a few soft-headed leftie fantasists.

Jethro Jethro 8:07 pm 20 Feb 12

Thumper said :

HenryBG said :

Is this a reflection of the government’s *waste* policy, or more a reflection on the *education* policy which produces pathetic, selfish, dishonest scumbags who think it’s OK to treat public spacees as a dumping grounds?

Both, one would suggest.

I’m not sure why you two decided to use this as an opportunity to have a go at public education.

You both clearly have little idea about the values being promoted in our public schools.

Jethro Jethro 8:06 pm 20 Feb 12

dtc said :

I wonder whether, overall, it costs the govt more to collect the dumped TVs from around the place than it would cost if they just accepted TVs for free, or for a much more nominal fee (eg $5). You can’t even give TVs away anymore (uni students – what is your issue! In my day….) and charities won’t take them. Of course people are going to dump them. Presumably after filing off their neighbourhood watch engravings

Aren’t they changing the system, so that now it will be ‘free’ to dump a TV, but there will be a waste disposal fee factored into the price of new TVs?

Deref Deref 6:59 pm 20 Feb 12

TAMSMediaRoom said :

TAMS urges Canberrans not to dump their old TVs and computers.

No, TAMS encourages Canberrans to illegally dump their old TVs and computers by making it difficult and perceptually expensive to dispose of them properly.

If you wanted to encourage them to dispose of them properly you’d make it easy and “free” by, say, having a regular kerbside pickup and increasing rates to cover the cost, making the cost essentially invisible.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 6:20 pm 20 Feb 12

AnimosiTy said :

sad, but how much does the tip charge for tvs n computer monitors… I wish I had a money tree…

If you can afford to buy a new TV then you can afford to get rid of the old one.

This whole ‘the gummint is responsible because they won’t wipe my arse for me’ attitude is revolting.

MissChief MissChief 6:12 pm 20 Feb 12

LOL… it seems someone has taken notice. Dump it and they will come.

cranky cranky 5:59 pm 20 Feb 12

Let’s get real. There are bodies who can turn these things into an income. Semi trailer loads go from Mugga Lane tip.

Perhaps Govco are making a (very serious) bob each way by charging, then selling, these units.

Is it any wonder the citizens are fairly jaundiced at paying for the scrapping, when the local park costs them nothing?

TAMSMediaRoom TAMSMediaRoom 5:32 pm 20 Feb 12

The ACT was the first jurisdiction in Australia to ban the dumping of computers and TVs to its tips.

Unlike some jurisdictions that have continued to dump disposed TVs into landfill, the ACT has contracts with companies to collect and recycle all TVs dropped off at the Mugga Lane and Mitchell Resource Management Centres. A fee is charged to cover the costs of recycling (this recovers the cost to the government under the recycling contracts). Recycling fees for televisions are based on the size of the unit measured diagonally across the screen.

People who want to dispose of their old TV and don’t want to pay the recycling fee should hold on to their TVs until the new National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme is introduced. Under this scheme, TVs and computers will be accepted free of charge; the scheme is expected to be in place in the ACT later this year. Further information on the new scheme can be found at: http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/waste/ewaste/index.html

TAMS urges Canberrans not to dump their old TVs and computers.

shirty_bear shirty_bear 4:43 pm 20 Feb 12

damien haas said :

I took a TV to the Mitchell tip a few weeks back, it cost me $15 to dump it there.

Small TV, then … I took 3 and drove away $90 lighter (2x54cm, $25ea, 1x68cm, $40). And plenty of people I’ve mentioned this to have told me I’m silly for not just dumping them “like everyone else does”. Apparently, as well as Umbagong, there’s a thriving dump up by the border at Hall.

watto23 watto23 4:34 pm 20 Feb 12

The TV dumping fee ranges from $15-60 dependingin on size and type.
Mostly the bigger the CRT the more expensive it costs.

damien haas damien haas 4:00 pm 20 Feb 12

I took a TV to the Mitchell tip a few weeks back, it cost me $15 to dump it there.

AnimosiTy AnimosiTy 3:56 pm 20 Feb 12

sad, but how much does the tip charge for tvs n computer monitors… I wish I had a money tree…

Thumper Thumper 3:29 pm 20 Feb 12

HenryBG said :

Is this a reflection of the government’s *waste* policy, or more a reflection on the *education* policy which produces pathetic, selfish, dishonest scumbags who think it’s OK to treat public spacees as a dumping grounds?

Both, one would suggest.

Sgt.Bungers Sgt.Bungers 3:27 pm 20 Feb 12

An easy way around this is to charge a compulsory disposal tax when the TV is purchased rather than when it’s disposed of. I cant imagine too many consumers objecting to an additional $20 to $30 fee as they’re about to fork out $500 to $4000 for a new flat screen.

Clearly plenty do object to paying the fee as they’re about to dispose of their old unit.

HenryBG HenryBG 3:15 pm 20 Feb 12

Is this a reflection of the government’s *waste* policy, or more a reflection on the *education* policy which produces pathetic, selfish, dishonest scumbags who think it’s OK to treat public spacees as a dumping grounds?

BethiePrice BethiePrice 2:46 pm 20 Feb 12

Maybe you should drive around Queanbeyan on a dark stormy night, there is a resident TV dump on nearly every street (slight exaggeration…..) nearly every second street.

dtc dtc 2:37 pm 20 Feb 12

I wonder whether, overall, it costs the govt more to collect the dumped TVs from around the place than it would cost if they just accepted TVs for free, or for a much more nominal fee (eg $5). You can’t even give TVs away anymore (uni students – what is your issue! In my day….) and charities won’t take them. Of course people are going to dump them. Presumably after filing off their neighbourhood watch engravings

MERC600 MERC600 2:15 pm 20 Feb 12

Thanks for the map. Now on the next dark and stormy night …

OzChick OzChick 1:48 pm 20 Feb 12

Not impressed!!

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