This is a photo of a bin. A big bin. 30m3 to be exact. It is sitting at one of Melbourn’s TRANSFER STATIONS (better known as a RESOURCE RECOVERY CENTRE ). It’s the drop off point before the tip.
Problem is, whilst i truly believe that these facilities are trying to do good, fact is there’s just TOO MUCH STUFF to handle.
They have bins for all sorts of ‘stuff’. Cardboard, batteries, metal, polystyrene. There’s even a place for the collection of old paint tins. The bin above is for “rubbish” ie the “stuff” we don’t know what to do with or just can’t be bothered dealing with (or don’t have the resources available) to ‘deal’ with it.
This bin is filled and replaced on average around 6 times per day. It costs around $1000 to dump the contents into the ground.
Do the maths…
this transfer station (the council, possibly your council) spends around $6000 per day, every day dumping ‘rubbish’ into landfill. That’s a lot of money. Think about this next time you see a rates notice.
Oh, and by the way, I hear there’s a price hike on the way.