Posts Tagged ‘waste management’

Road trains carting rubbish across Melbourne

Last week the Monash Freeway was closed for hours thanks to a crash between two massive trucks and four cars, that thankfully resulted in no serious injuries. But for me the interesting part was the truck stuck in the middle of the pile-up – a massive A-double truck operated by Cleanaway. A crash involving two […]

MIA – rubbish bins at Melbourne’s stations

Back in September 2014 Public Transport Victoria removed rubbish bins from Melbourne’s railway stations due to the “increased terror alert level”. So where has all of the rubbish ended up?

Rubbish bins also removed from Flagstaff station

Big wheelie bin, little wheelie bin

Bin night was last night, and out in the suburbs we have three wheelie bins still out on the kerb – each a different size.

Wheelie bins: big, bigger and biggest

Beware the television mutilator

Last week on my way to work I discovered dozens of obsolete CRT televisions placed out for the hard rubbish collection – this week I walk past and a half dozen of said televisions have had their screens shattered and the back panels ripped open. So what are they looking for?

Mutilated television number 1

Funeral for a cathode ray tube

Melbourne is currently in the middle of the changeover to digital television, with the original analogue system to be turned off in December 2013, leaving millions of older televisions with cathode ray tubes on the scrapheap. So how to get rid of them?

Spotted: CRT televisions number 17 and 18