Adam Piggott

Gentleman adventurer

Their tyranny is garbage.

The prog’s war on Anglo-Saxon culture via garbage recycling has just been stepped up a notch in my old home town of Perth.

Face your waste, Perth: would a clear bin make you throw out less?

Could see-through rubbish and recycling bins be what it takes to make people take responsibility for just how much they throw away?

A new environmental campaign is changing the face of the waste conversation by making people look at their waste and what they are putting into landfill.

Clear rubbish bins will replace traditional green bins in some local streets during the next eight weeks to draw attention to a new campaign to help people reduce their rubbish and recycling loads.

The campaign Face Your Waste, to be launched by Mindarie Regional Council next week, hopes to encourage a culture of waste minimisation and get people thinking about where their waste goes beyond their rubbish bin.

Apparently it’s now a ‘waste conversation’. You thought that you could just throw out your garbage but that wasn’t good enough. Then you accepted 5 different recycling bins and were guilt tripped into spending your every free moment picking through your own trash to separate it for no good reason at all. But did you think that it would really end there? Silly you.

“The idea behind the clear bins is so people can’t ignore what is going in their bin,” Mindarie Regional Council chief executive Gunther Hoppe said.

“They can see how full their neighbour’s bin is and start a conversation about how they reduce their waste.”

I can tell you how that conversation would go if I were on the receiving end:

“Hi, can I talk to you about your waste disposal practices? I see that you have a lot of beer cans in your general trash.”

“Your wife gives great head. How old is your daughter now?”

This would be my generic response in this situation regardless of my relationship with the neighbor in question. If you’re going to attempt to interfere in my life then the ban-hammer is going to come down very quickly.

But this is standard operating procedure for the left. Turn neighbors against one another and get them to do the left’s own dirty work under fear of social shame, ostracism and if that doesn’t work, the gulag. Every communist state in history has or is doing the very same thing using the same tactic.

And now you get to live the communist experience with your own trash.

As part of the campaign, 20 see-through bins will be rotated on busy, high traffic streets during the next eight weeks.

Dear Mindarie residents, if you are so fortunate as to receive one of these bins simply follow the following clear and concise instructions:

  1. Go to hardware store and purchase the spray paint color of your choice.
  2. Paint offending clear part of bin the required color.
  3. Put out on curb.

When the local council goons come knocking and inquire as to why you painted the bin, simply deny all knowledge of said action while you casually throw a beer can in the glass container in front of them. Burp loudly and scratch your private parts for additional good effect.

It’s not all doom and gloom on the garbage recycling front however:

Ipswich council defends dumping recycling.

Ipswich City Council mayor Andrew Antoniolli has warned every council will feel the brunt of China’s recycling clamp-down and ratepayers will eventually foot the bill.

The local government body has come under fire for dumping recyclable waste in landfill because it would have cost $2 million a year to comply with China’s tighter imported recycling regulations.

Mr Antoniolli said the council’s predicament only arose because its wastage contract was up for renewal.

Wow, it turns out that a country the size of Australia has been dumping its waste in China, sorry, its ‘recycled’ waste.

“To get a new contract means we are going to be paying five times the amount of money. When other councils come to that point in their contracts, they are going to be facing the same financial dilemma.”

But Mr Antoniolli conceded the additional cost to ratepayers would only be a “few extra dollars per week“.

“We’re protecting our residents from that cost. We’re looking for new solutions,” he said.

That’s a porky if ever I’ve heard one. Recycling has never been profitable, (except for aluminum). But now it looks like it has gone to being really really really truly unprofitable.

Gold Coast and Brisbane City Council stated they were financially unaffected by China’s restrictions on low-grade recyclables.

Gold Coast Councillor Paul Taylor said its waste collection contract had two years to run and it was up to the contractor to absorb any cost increases.

Anyone care to make a wild prediction on how that one is going to turn out for them?

But back to the original story. What exactly do the socialists have in mind for us?

“We want people to look at how they can not generate the waste in the first place or re-use or re-purpose the materials they are recycling,” Mr Hoppe said.

I know one way that people can stop generating waste – cease to exist. Plenty of evil regimes have been good at that one. They were also good at re-purposing the leftovers.



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  1. Jerry B Edelen

    Australia is behind the times. Upstate New York has required its residents to use clear plastic bags for their garbage. When the garbage man comes around to take the garbage away, if he notices anything he thinks should be recycled, he leaves the whole bag of garbage. Yes, the inmates are truly running the Asylum.

  2. Colin Suttie

    The article in the Worst Australian claims participation in this latest daft scheme is entirely optional. Nevertheless, it will be useful for those who live in the Mindarie area, as a method to identify prog numpties who sensible people may wish to stay away from.

    • David

      Entirely optional is just leftoid change management 101.

  3. David

    Sounds extremely annoying proposal…..which makes it guaranteed to be expanded to all corners of Australia within 10 years despite community consultation outrage.

    On the bright side dumpster diving is about to get easier. Leftoids truly do care about the poor after all….

  4. RS

    Some years back, I had a conversation with the college-aged daughter of some friends. She was getting a degree is “sustainability.” (Yes, that’s a thing now.) She was waxing on about how waste has value and thus was a good idea. I asked her a simple question: If all your trash has value, where is the market for it? Who is paying you to sort it out and paying you to pick it up? Why do you just leave a valuable commodity on the curb?

    Of course she was flummoxed, especially when I noted that mandatory recycling leads to increases in trash hauling fees.

  5. MarkT

    True that. If recycling made sense there’d be economic incentives to do it (just like in the 70’’s and early 80’s as a kid I’d collect aluminium cans and exchange them for cash). The fact there’s no economic incentives means recycling consumes more resources than it saves.

  6. c

    In Toronto we got garbage police.

  7. A coup!e of years ago, Portland or Seattle had similar programs (still do). They got busted not just for trucking their trash a hundred miles away, but the recycled stuff was on trucks…going a hundred miles…to the exact same landfill.

  8. TechieDude

    Where I live, we use bags. The recycling ones are clear blue, presumably so the recycling dudes can see if there’s anything in them not recycle worthy. I’ve yet to find anything they won’t pick up.

    Here, people, mostly mexican, patrol the alleys and will grab anything metal from your pile. Sort of marketplace recycling. What’s left, is essentially worthless.

    BTW the presumption here is your neighbor would give two shits what’s in your bin. I can’t see this being a factor anywhere I’ve lived. That said, I’d most certainly start a cottage business with local graffiti artists and art majors to build a trendy “make your bin a piece of art” movement. Just like the window screen painting on old Baltimore.

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