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Tip fees rip off!

By dogsbody - 1 November 2010 31

What a thieving bunch of bastards, i took a small trailer load of household rubbish to the tip at Mitchell this morning , I got charged $30 for the pleasure of leaving it there.

This is something I already pay rates for. In future it will be dumped outside Stanhope’s house, and I would encourage everyone to do the same, the smellier the better, what a ripoff.

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Tip fees rip off!
p1 12:39 pm 01 Nov 10

GBT said :

Once of the (few) privileges of living in a Body Corporate is you can just dump pretty much anything in the rubbish area and they will take it away, despite the pesky letters they keep sending saying it’s against the rules. My mistake, I thought I was paying $1600 pa body corporate fees for those sorts of advantages.

And everybody has at least one friend who lives in a body corporate rental. So go visit them, take a six pack and your old dishwasher.

GBT 12:29 pm 01 Nov 10

Once of the (few) privileges of living in a Body Corporate is you can just dump pretty much anything in the rubbish area and they will take it away, despite the pesky letters they keep sending saying it’s against the rules. My mistake, I thought I was paying $1600 pa body corporate fees for those sorts of advantages.

busgirl 12:25 pm 01 Nov 10

shadow boxer said :

It’s amazing what you can fit in those green bins, it took some work with the angle grinder but I actually got rid of a dishwasher in one.

QLD has a better system where your rates entitle you to 2 free tip trips a year.

Yes and also they have that ‘put trash on your kerb and it will become someone elses treasure’ initiative. I put a bunch of trash (that the previous owners had left behind) on my front kerb one night and by the next morning..magic!!!…the trash fairies had come and taken it all away. Love it
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p1 12:17 pm 01 Nov 10

Captain RAAF said :

It would cost me more to fire up one of my beasts and head to the recyclers than those tight arse gypsies are going to pay me for a battery, plus I’d have to get off my arse. Aint happening, it’s goin in the bin!

Certainly not worth it unless you are going that way for something else. Which probably explains my stockpile of expired car batteries…

MelonHead 11:53 am 01 Nov 10

Just do what others do. Leave your trash piled up against the side of a charity bin. Simple really. You become the charity. No need for those pesky tip fees.

georgesgenitals 11:53 am 01 Nov 10

Frano said :

The sooner we get green bins to put our garden waste in the better. This was proposed some years back but nothing has eventuated…

Move to Queanbeyan, where we have exchanged bogans for green waste bins.

shadow boxer 11:26 am 01 Nov 10

It’s amazing what you can fit in those green bins, it took some work with the angle grinder but I actually got rid of a dishwasher in one.

QLD has a better system where your rates entitle you to 2 free tip trips a year.

Frano 11:23 am 01 Nov 10

The sooner we get green bins to put our garden waste in the better. This was proposed some years back but nothing has eventuated…

Captain RAAF 11:18 am 01 Nov 10

p1 said :

But car batteries are worth money to recyclers, so you can drop them off for free. You are wasting space in your bin.

It would cost me more to fire up one of my beasts and head to the recyclers than those tight arse gypsies are going to pay me for a battery, plus I’d have to get off my arse. Aint happening, it’s goin in the bin!

p1 10:41 am 01 Nov 10

Captain RAAF said :

My old spa motor went in there, an old car battery, one of the neighbours pesky cats, lots of packing foam that has a half life of 10 million years etc, they are rubbish bins, I have rubbish, it goes in the bins!

But car batteries are worth money to recyclers, so you can drop them off for free. You are wasting space in your bin.

Stiring up the cat lovers aside, I pretty much agree with Capt RAAF (did I really just say that?). Between wheelie bins, the occasional free dumping of green waste that I don’t want to burn or compost on site, and metal things that recyclers even pay you for, I haven’t been to the tip in forever.

Captain RAAF 9:53 am 01 Nov 10

Use the Green and Yellow bins provided by council and fill those bastards up high! Any time you put one of those bins on the kerb and it isn’t full is a lost opportunity to offload your junk!

My old spa motor went in there, an old car battery, one of the neighbours pesky cats, lots of packing foam that has a half life of 10 million years etc, they are rubbish bins, I have rubbish, it goes in the bins!

I sleep easy.

icantbelieveitsnotbu 9:33 am 01 Nov 10

small load costs $10

trickyxr 9:23 am 01 Nov 10

You must have had something extra like tyres ,tv, mattress or computer equipment or you had a bloody big trailer. Here are the prices http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/196074/Final_version_brochure.pdf.

georgesgenitals 9:22 am 01 Nov 10

The theory, I think, is that people will dump less rubbish if they have to pay for the privilege. The practice, though, is that people dump their crap anywhere BUT the tip.

I do a tip run every couple of years or so, and make damn sure that the trailer is chockers.

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:11 am 01 Nov 10

MY RATES HURF DURF

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