Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Lifestyle

We mean business
Contact us today to get results

The Return Of The King! (And bulky waste collection trial starts)

By johnboy - 26 May 2011 5

jon stanhope returns

Simon Corbell is letting us know that the bulky waste collection trial has kicked off:

“Eligible residents who hold a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card, ACTION Gold Concession Card or Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card will have access to the service,” Mr Corbell said.

“Canberra boasts the best household recycling rates in the country with around 70% of domestic waste recycled. We want to build on this record and this is one area where we know we can help even further.

Tiny’s Green Shed will run the first time bulky waste collection service where eligible households will be entitled to one free collection during the trial period.

The rest of the community will incur a fee based on the condition and ability to reuse the waste items.

Mr Corbell said items that will be accepted during the trial include household furniture and appliances, mattresses, garden tools and equipment, timber, white goods/sinks/baths, building materials and metal products/scrap metal. A number of exclusions apply.

“Items that will not be accepted include garden waste, food waste, sheet glass, mirrors, household chemicals or hazardous waste, building waste,” Mr Corbell said.

“Community feedback would be sought during the trial so that an evaluation report could be prepared to enable the Government to consider whether to offer a permanent bulky waste collection service.”

To make a booking check out Tiny’s website or call 6162 5176.

But perhaps more exciting is the return of the Grim Ginninderran to the masthead of the Chief Minister’s website!

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
5 Responses to
The Return Of The King! (And bulky waste collection trial starts)
averagejoeaussie 9:46 pm 01 Jun 11

Of course we have the best recycling rates – decades ago my rates paid for the garbage collection and the local tip. Now I still have to pay my rates AND have to pay tip fees……hhhmmm. And by the way; a number of years ago there was a campaign blazoned on the side of garbage trucks that read, let me think, oh yes! “No waste by 2010.” What a rediculous, unachievable goal that any common sense man in the street could have told you. There is still bucket loads of waste, government fools! I despise the fact that my taxes pay your slaries and wages – what a waste; I hope your hand shakes every time you accept that paycheck! I notice the slogan has been painted over now that it is 2011 and the tip fee till is still ringin, ringin, ringin…………to the government coffers that used taxpayer dollars to paint the idiotic slogan all over the joint in the first place……..

eily 8:51 am 27 May 11

miz said :

They’ve really stuffed up this hard rubbish thing. The beauty of it (as I have experienced in another location) is that everyone puts their stuff out *on the same day*, ordinary citizens can collect stuff they want, THEN genuine rubbish gets collected – as a service (ie free, because we live there)!!!
This ACT Govt policy means only Tiny’s gets the stuff, and as they have to book, it’s not the community free-for-all it should have been. AND, most people have to pay. Geez, are they setting this up to fail?

And then whats the likelyhood of Tiny’s then selling off the better stuff. Win-win for them; first they charge to take it away, then they sell it and probably for twice what they got in the first place.

miz 7:43 am 27 May 11

They’ve really stuffed up this hard rubbish thing. The beauty of it (as I have experienced in another location) is that everyone puts their stuff out *on the same day*, ordinary citizens can collect stuff they want, THEN genuine rubbish gets collected – as a service (ie free, because we live there)!!!
This ACT Govt policy means only Tiny’s gets the stuff, and as they have to book, it’s not the community free-for-all it should have been. AND, most people have to pay. Geez, are they setting this up to fail?

deye 6:27 pm 26 May 11

“return of the king” – oopsie. Although it’s been fixed now.

Solidarity 1:50 pm 26 May 11

EzyScrap will come and collect any metal you have for free, year round, regardless of who you are.

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site