Council genius

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Council genius

Our management's a waste of space,
we ought to charge for household waste;
council tipping, why's it free,
let's charge to tip and earn a fee.

A steady income for the council
sounded good, would make some pounds, still
this idea was not thought through;
fly-tipping is through the roof.

34 Comments on “Council genius

      • Oh, the guys who fine you for parking your car where you shouldnโ€™t! In the UK, each local council has a brigade of themโ€ฆwe used to call them Traffic Wardens!

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      • Ah. Okay! For some reason I had pictured valets. Just before you responded I thought of (what we often call) parking inspectors. I must admit, I don’t walk my dog near many parked cars. ๐Ÿ™‚ Perhaps Canberra is unusual in the amount of green space available. But from the gorgeous photos you post, you look like you have green spaces available too.

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      • I must admit, I get frustrated, not so much by fouled footpaths (although occasionally you see it) but by people who pick up the poo in a plastic bag and then leave the bag on the path, or just off the path or hanging in a tree!! The poo would have biodegraded harmlessly away, left to its own devices. But no, they put it in a bag which is one of the most toxic things for the planet humans have invented. So I don’t use bags. I try to move the poo to a location where it won’t offend anyone using a piece of bark or whatever I can find in the vicinity.

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      • Oh yes, those lovely hanging poo bags awaiting collection by the dog poo fairy! What a delight ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ

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  1. So true. Charge a fee and ppl just dump wherever. I was listening to a guy today who has written a book trying to dispel the myth that 1970s Australia was the good old days people refer to nostalgically. He talked about how in the public service in the 70s the stationery cupboard was locked and if you wanted a new pencil you had to show that your other wS used up. Same for writing pads (both sides of every page) and carbon pads. He reckoned it was a power thing. But it kind of appealed to me. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ At my husband’s workplace they have resorted to something similar only their way of controlling spending was to put a $1 limit on all credit cards except high level managers. So instead of a low paid stationery cupboard warden deciding about pencils an exe university on $150,000 a year has to sign off on every tiny thing. My point is, the bottom line brings out the weirdest notions in people.

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