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|October 18, 2009
of Pittwater, Australia
NOTICE OF RECYCLING TRIAL AT CARGO
WHARF, SCOTLAND ISLAND COMMENCING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009
Pittwater Council has proposed that the waste service contractor,
United Resource Management (URM), trial
the use of a recycling collection vehicle on Scotland Island for a
period of approx four recycling collection days commencing
Monday, November 9, 2009.
The intention of the trial is to reduce the need for the number of
recycling bins to be transported from the mainland to Scotland Island
every Monday, as is currently the case, and also to reduce the risk of
recyclables polluting the Pittwater waterway during transportation back
to the mainland. Additionally, with the introduction of the recycling
vehicle placed at Cargo Wharf, Scotland Island, all of the recyclables
collected during the day would be able to be recycled.
The recycling collection vehicle measures approx 10m long by 2.5m wide
and it is intended to park this vehicle at the base of Cargo Wharf,
Scotland Island, adjacent to the incline of the road (where the general
clean up materials are placed awaiting collection and trucks or
vehicles park). The area on the southern side of the base of Cargo
Wharf, Scotland Island (in front of the stone wall) is currently
subject to investigations regarding unauthorised landfilling and
proposed remediation action and is, therefore, not appropriate for the
recycling collection trial.
requested that this
area be vacated of all building materials, equipment, trucks, vehicles,
boats, etc. for the duration of the recycling collection trial days -
approx 8.30am to 3pm.
If the area is not available, the trial may be limited by the need for
a larger parking space for the collection vehicle.
The recycling collection process is proposed as follows:
A dual compartment recycling collection vehicle would be barged onto
Cargo Wharf, Scotland Island, on the recycling day (Monday) for
operation between the hours of approx 8.30am to 3pm (depending on
quantities collected from the households).
Recycling material would be collected from households on the Island as
Once the recyclables were transported from the households to Cargo
Wharf, Scotland Island, they would be placed into the rear of the
recycling collection vehicle so that the recyclables are kept separate
within the dual recycling compartments of the vehicle.
One compartment in the vehicle would hold the paper recyclables and the
other compartment would hold the bottle/container recyclables.
This process would continue until all recyclables were collected from
households on the Island after which the recycling vehicle would be
barged off the Island.
It is intended that this alternate collection methodology be trialed
for approx four weeks prior to consideration of any permanency.
If the trial were to be successful then it would be intended that
permanent signage be placed at Cargo Wharf, Scotland Island, so as to
dedicate a parking space for the recycling collection vehicle each
Monday between the hours of approx 8.30am to 3pm.
Please see attached
RIGHT” information regarding appropriate/inappropriate materials and
quantities for collection or you can find this information in the
Pittwater Offshore Directory.
If any householder
does not have one or both of these recycling crates, please email
boxes not flattened and sized to be contained in the recycle crate will
not be collected.
household should have 1 x recycling crate for bottles/pet and 1 x
recycling crate for paper/cardboard.
material contained within the recycling crates will be collected.
Comments and feedback during the trial are welcome from the Scotland
Island Residents’ Association, residents and/or contractors. All
comments will be considered.
Any comments should be forwarded to Council by:
Mail: PO BOX 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660
Attention: Robina Warburton
Principal Environmental Health Officer
Council Proposal to Prohibit Drinking
at Church Point....
Thomas Stevens Reserve has been a traditional meeting place of the
offshore community for many years, and indeed a meeting place of the
Indigenous people of Pittwater for thousands of years.
For thousands of years however, drugs and alcohol were never part of
those meetings. White settlement introduced alcohol to Indigenous
Australian communities and we have witnessed the devastating effects of
its abuse on the traditions, cultural practices and families of
Members of our community have serious drug and alcohol addictions.
In response to the eloquent and passionate letter published in the PON
last week our community has to get real about alcohol and drug abuse.
Pittwater Council has received 12 letters of complaint about alcohol
and drug felled aggression, sexual harassment and intimidating
behaviour at Church Point towards women. Of those letters 10 have been
written by women in our own community.
Thomas Stevens Reserve is a meeting place for our celebrations and
ceremonies. This is not the problem, the abuse of alcohol and drugs at
Thomas Stevens Reserve is the problem. Pittwater Council has asked us
to discuss the issue and put forward possible solutions.
Our community cannot gloss over the bad behaviour of a few individuals.
Our community needs to come together and discuss drug and alcohol
addiction in our community, it needs to discuss rules of appropriate
conduct and engagement at Thomas Stevens Reserve so that the most
vulnerable people in our community feel safe and are treated with
dignity and respect.
Sit in November.
I am looking to house-sit a property at Scotland Island for 4-6 weeks
I love the area and need a quiet space to do some writing.
If it works out it could be a periodic ongoing arrangement.
Please contact Val on firstname.lastname@example.org. or 0438600346