Waste

Rubbish solution

The Mt Barker Council’s decision to investigate creating a hard waste disposal service will be welcomed by many ratepayers. Feedback to the council over several…

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Cost shifting

The recent solid waste levy hike is another example of a government caught in a quandary because of a huge GST revenue gap. With $500m…


Waste burden

The massive cost burden dumped on local councils by the State Government last week in the form of an increased waste levy has infuriated and…


Wasteful decision

There are increasing economic and ecological reasons to reduce the amount of rubbish our society produces. Whether that is achieved by legislating to cut the…


Waste of rubbish

The revelation that as much as 65% of waste sent to landfill by households in the Mt Barker district is reusable shows there are considerable…


Wake up to waste

The impact of the Chinese ban on contaminated recyclables is beginning to rear its head, demonstrating the importance of responsible waste management. With some councils…


Cutting waste

As Alexandrina Council ratepayers adjust to their new fortnightly bin collection, the change is heralding a shift that other homeowners across SA are likely to…


Bold bin decision

The Alexandrina Council’s decision to change to a fortnightly bin collection system is a bold move that could become the norm for rubbish collection across…


Test for Briggs

When Federal Liberal MP Jamie Briggs was first elected in Mayo he had big shoes to fill. He was a newcomer to the region, taking…