Pick up your trash

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 00:27
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This article from the ABC news website

The Western Australian Government is moving to increase the penalties for illegal dumping of rubbish to up to $20,000 for corporations and $10,000 for individuals.

Penalties will also be increased for littering, with individuals facing fines of between $100 and $5,000.

The proposal follows ongoing problems with dumping at charity bins and in bushland and vacant land.

Environment Minister Mark McGowan says the increased penalties reflect the seriousness of the offence.

"We want to make sure that those people who get out there and dump car bodies and asbestos and all of these dangerous and unnecessary waste that they are sent a very strong message about their behaviour and that it's not allowed any more," he said.

This should be Australia wide ! Its great to see a positive spin by a local Government toward the enviroment.

Remember, burn the toilet paper dont just bury it : )

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Reply By: Ray Bates - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 09:26

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 09:26
Perhaps if the local coucils were to remove tip fees the situation may be better. When I first came to the met area from Kalgoorlie I couldn't believe that I had to pay to go to the tip. Tip fees only encourage fly dumping and consequently costs to pick it up.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 11:54

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 11:54
yep, tip fees here used to be built into the rates, then they introduced cheap and affordable fees and now the fees are outrageous the bush full of rubbish.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 23:30

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 23:30
I live in kalgoorlie but am moving to Perth after cleaning the house out i ended up with 5 full trailor loads of rubish and yep no questions asked still free
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 09:56

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 09:56
I think the $20,000 for corporations is a bit low in comparison to the fine for individuals but at least it's on the right track.

Ray has a point with the issue of tip fees but then again most in the Sydney area are sub-contracted out to private operators who, naturally enough, want to make a buck or two out of it anyway they can. Even if it was free, it would'nt stop the lazy grubs in society who'd just drop their rubbish anywhere they were'nt seen.

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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 11:14

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 11:14
About bloody time, they should be steaper!

Nothing sucks more than stopping in a beautiful place for a picnic with my wife and 2 kids and finding 2 tonne of asbestoes dumped there. Happens frequently to us. I am honestly scared I will catch someone doing it one day, I'll probally go to jail for beating them to a fine pulp...
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Follow Up By: Ray Bates - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 12:59

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 12:59
One of the worst things I see in my travels are dirty disposable nappies chucked around. What happened to the good old cloth nappies
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 18:15

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 18:15
"What happened to the good old cloth nappies"

I don't know how many nappies you've personally changed in your life, but when we had Steph my wife insisted on using the cloth nappies... After a couple of weeks of it I said: "Look hon, I have no problem if you want to use cloth nappies, however, if you want me to change nappies we are getting disposables." Oddly enough we went straight over to the disposables. :-)

Sorry to all those traditionalists out there, but I couldn't make heads nor tails of those flamin things!

But of course, we always dispose of them correctly.

PS Have you ever tried to wash out dirty nappies while camping? Nah, ain't going to happen I'm sorry.
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 23:22

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 23:22
Question for you all.
If you're in the bush what is the "correct" way to dispose of those (un) disposable nappies??
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 23:25

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 23:25
Save em up and take em out with you :)))) Sorry, but I have'nt heard of a better solution.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 23:34

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 23:34
I have an ulimmited supply of 90x450x150um plastic bags - just the thing for packing anything you dont want to leak or smell into. They can be got from any mining supplies place and are fairly cheap
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 12:52

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 12:52
Man I reckon stephs would melt through that! LOL I could sell them to George Wya and he could use them in Biological warefare!

Nah, sounds the go. I learnt the hardway, though, no matter how strong you think they are, always use 2 for somthing like that... I don't think there need be anymore explaining on that one....

Did I read right on the other reply Davoe, you moving to Perth?
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 19:40

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 19:40
Yep Jeff I put a cpiple of post obout it on Perth 4x4. I got an offer I couldnt refuse and it seems a good time to sell in Kal atm. I have bought a place in High Wyckem and hopefully my place in Kal will go soon. I start my new job FI FO to Nullagine on the 27th. New workplace will fly me in and out of Kal until I am sorted and then help with relocating
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