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The bell tolls for Aussie Junk, and the communities that rely on it

By johnboy - 31 July 2009 33

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services has announced that Aussie Junk has been placed in liquidation.

This is going to have some repercussions while the mess is sorted out:

    “A public tender process will commence shortly to engage an operator for the Mugga Lane facility. It is anticipated that a new operator to accept and resell goods should be in the facility within three months,” said Chris Ware, Manager of ACT NOWaste.

    “People will still be able to deposit reusable items at the Mitchell Resource Management Centre as Thiess Services, which has previously sub-contracted to Aussie Junk, transitions to take over management of this facility.”

    Members of the public are encouraged to drop-off their reusables at the Mitchell facility or to one of the charities or businesses that accept second-hand goods for recycling or resale. Details of some of those organisations can be found in the Yellow Pages and on the Department of Territory and Municipal Services’ website.

So for at least the next three months no more nipping out to Aussie Junk for cheap furniture, bicycles, etc.

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33 Responses to
The bell tolls for Aussie Junk, and the communities that rely on it
Loose Brown 11:19 am 31 Jul 09

I’ve got it!

We could set up our own version of Scrapheap challenge!
And the teams that participate should be made up entirely of unemployed youth!
And the ABC should be forced to purchase the series until 2020 – thus providing the $$ to pay everyone.

And we could hold the challenges at Manuka Oval. That would pull in more cash than the f*&%$ing AFL!

I’m a genius!

Qbn Gal 11:17 am 31 Jul 09

Thanks Loose Brown, I was hoping that’s what you meant. I must get around to getting the insulation for my place.

Peewee Slasher 11:13 am 31 Jul 09

The ultimate in recycling – bringing back Revolve.

Hells_Bells74 11:12 am 31 Jul 09

I went to Aussie Junk in Mitchell once, it was unpleasant. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

I love Revolve!

I want Revolve to have a shed, electricity and running water. I think what was done to them was cruel and if it was a learning curve, they learnt and are rising from the ashes.

Loose Brown 11:08 am 31 Jul 09

The Energy Efficient Homes Package that subsidises the cost of ceiling insulation is not means tested.

Qbn Gal 11:04 am 31 Jul 09

wrong in what way, Loose Brown?

Loose Brown 10:41 am 31 Jul 09

barking toad said :

But he’ll soon find that the kiddies he’s going to train for 12 months to install pink batts from China have nought to do because the rebate only applies to those who can’t afford to pay for insulation.

WRONG

Clown Killer 10:38 am 31 Jul 09

I still think that the whole business model needs to be looked at closely. On face value it would seem to be inherently unstable. Revolve wasn’t able to make it work without shafting their landlords and Aussie Junk weren’t able to make it work without shafting their employees. Maybe a business based on selling other peoples crap just doesn’t work

peterh 10:29 am 31 Jul 09

Whatsup said :

Bring back Revolve !

when will the ACT govt learn?

Revolve would never have put them through this cr@p. And now, they are going to go back to tender? well done.

Bring Back Revolve!

trevar 10:21 am 31 Jul 09

Which communities rely on Aussie Junk?

Revolve is still there, it’s just around the corner.

Thumper 10:16 am 31 Jul 09

Bring back revolve.

barking toad 10:14 am 31 Jul 09

Revolve worked for a few years until it was decided it had to be a business, making money. Then they started rejecting stuff and charging too much for what they kept.

Kev07 will fix it though with his 50,000 green jobs costing 100 mil.

But he’ll soon find that the kiddies he’s going to train for 12 months to install pink batts from China have nought to do because the rebate only applies to those who can’t afford to pay for insulation.

So those kiddies would be better off working at the original Revolve concept.

Or is it better to go back to the old days – if you’ve got junk, take it to the tip and dump it it free of charge. Let the various scavengers (including those that just dumped their stuff) grab what they want. Some will keep it for their use, others will try and flog it.

Qbn Gal 10:13 am 31 Jul 09

Bring back Revolve!

+1

ant 10:08 am 31 Jul 09

another wild success for ACT Government’s contracting process.

Whatsup 9:47 am 31 Jul 09

Bring back Revolve !

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