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Rubbish policy from The Greens

johnboy 11 September 2012 18

The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur has announced the Greens waste policy:

— Commit $2 million for a comprehensive education program, including free composting equipment for up to 21,000 households;

— Provide $2 million trash pack subsidy of up to $180 a year for concession card holders to assist with removal and recycling of garden waste;

— Provide $1.8 million for recycling bins in town centres, building on the Greens 2008 initiative for recycling across Civic;

— Commit $200,000 to YellowVan to assist the operations of the only ACT food rescue organisation;

— Fund an additional staff member at ACTSmart to boost organic waste recovery in offices and businesses;

— Fund up to 15 drop-off recycling points for batteries and compact fluorescent bulbs.


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Gungahlin Al 2:09 pm 09 Oct 12

[quote comment="437342"]Recycling bins in town centres and across Civic, finally![/quote]

Indeed c__C - a no brainer doesn't it? Every time you end up tossing something in the town centres or shopping centres, it seems such an avoidable waste.

c_c 11:30 am 09 Oct 12

Recycling bins in town centres and across Civic, finally!

astrojax 11:14 am 09 Oct 12

[quote comment="432013"]Compost bins for poor people. Finally a policy I can get behind. They're going to have to be big bins to fit 21,000 people in them though.[/quote]

act greens are the soylent greens... :)

pink little birdie 10:55 pm 08 Oct 12

[quote comment="437301"]Who is bringing in green bins? I want a bin like my garbage and recycling for my food and garden scraps. Because I have loads of veggie rubbish. GIVE ME A GREEN BIN AND I WILL VOTE[/quote]

Weekly recycling pickups will get my vote and the cleaning of the lakes (brinabella canadates all seem to be on this though

dundle 10:39 pm 08 Oct 12

Who is bringing in green bins? I want a bin like my garbage and recycling for my food and garden scraps. Because I have loads of veggie rubbish. GIVE ME A GREEN BIN AND I WILL VOTE

Duffbowl 10:46 pm 11 Sep 12

[quote comment="432013"]Compost bins for poor people. Finally a policy I can get behind. They're going to have to be big bins to fit 21,000 people in them though.[/quote]

Soylent Brown is people?

shauno 7:28 pm 11 Sep 12

What a complete waste of time that is. Education program for the dumb and stupid.

Woody Mann-Caruso 6:13 pm 11 Sep 12

Which 21,000 households?

In descending order of priority:

- solar panel system owners

- GreenChoice subscribers

- bike riders

- Mac owners

- those lovely homeless kids in Chisholm

Innovation 5:51 pm 11 Sep 12

[quote comment="432013"]Compost bins for poor people. Finally a policy I can get behind. They're going to have to be big bins to fit 21,000 people in them though.[/quote]

Ah but then you might become one of the "poor people" and everyone will be gunning for you....

LSWCHP 5:47 pm 11 Sep 12

[quote comment="431989"][quote comment="431981"]"Rubbish policy from The Greens"

I see what you did there![/quote]

Ah it would be a waste if JB didn't get in on the puns.[/quote]

Masterful use of ambiguity. I dips me lid JB. :-)

SnapperJack 5:34 pm 11 Sep 12

"Rubbish policy from The Greens".

So what else is new?

breda 4:31 pm 11 Sep 12

By 2013, no child will be without a worm farm.

p996911turbo 4:10 pm 11 Sep 12

Compost bins for poor people. Finally a policy I can get behind. They're going to have to be big bins to fit 21,000 people in them though.

Duffbowl 3:58 pm 11 Sep 12

"Commit $2 million for a comprehensive education program, including free composting equipment for up to 21,000 households"

Which 21,000 households?

jdazzle 3:57 pm 11 Sep 12

[quote comment="431986"]They missed hard rubbish pick up again.[/quote]

not true mr jim, if you read the initiative document again you will see that the ACT Greens support the continuation of a Bulky Goods collection service. Nothing is wasted on them it seems.

bundah 3:32 pm 11 Sep 12

[quote comment="431981"]"Rubbish policy from The Greens"

I see what you did there![/quote]

Ah it would be a waste if JB didn't get in on the puns.

Jungle Jim 3:24 pm 11 Sep 12

They missed hard rubbish pick up again.

Keijidosha 3:15 pm 11 Sep 12

"Rubbish policy from The Greens"

I see what you did there!

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