Monthly Archives: July 2013

Imagine Using a Pin Number To Remove Waste

The City of Sydney are seriously considering using PIN numbers for rubbish disposal for residents in a cluttered cul-de-sac in Royston Street, Darlinghurst. The situation has become so bad that a novel approach to rubbish removal and recycling was urgently needed. The City of Sydney came up with a unique idea – chutes leading down to an underground collection point. Five 1100 litre bins for general waste and recycling would be at the end of the chutes and a scissor lift would be used to bring the bins up to street level for collection. Residents would use PINs to access the chutes.

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald this is included in the City of Sydney Draft Waste Policy and came about because the street had become an eyesore. Lacking space in the front of the older style apartment buildings to store their wheelie bins the residents had taken to leaving them in the middle of the traffic island in the centre of the cul-de-sac. Then came recycling bins, adding to the clutter, then illegal dumpers began to leave their rubbish, along came the rats and cockroaches and the whole situation was out of control. The project is estimated to cost $85,000

Kartaway has solved similar problems for their corporate customers.  In Melbourne and Sydney Kartaway Account Managers have developed customised waste management programs to overcome challenging situations.  One example was at a multi-level corporate building in the heart of Melbourne. With wheelie bins cluttering the loading dock deliveries to the building were being compromised.  The solution Kartaway were able to offer was to install two of their CP50 compactor units, one for general waste and one for cardboard recycling.
Kartaway Compactor Unit from rear  As the units only require a small amount of space they were able to be located in another area that had been underutilised.  The compactor units compact the waste down resulting in a more efficient waste management program with fewer pick-ups required than for wheelie bins.  The loading dock was now freed up for it’s original purpose, the building’s deliveries.

Kartaway are able to customise novel waste management solutions to suit organisations’ unique situations. Call 1300 362 362 to speak to an Account Manager about a customised waste management program to suit your waste needs.

SMH article at : http://www.smh.com.au/environment/pinprotected-bins-how-city-will-clean-up-eyesore-20130721-2qch7.html#ixzz2ZkDOr0YP

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Like Kartaway Facebook Pages for a Free Skip in Melbourne, Adelaide or Qld

Kartaway are giving away skips!  Simply like their Facebook site in your city to win a skip if you are one of the first 400 likes.  Like Kartaway Melbourne Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kartaway-Melbourne/486255654757757 and you will be in the running to win a free 2.5m skip bin. Like Kartaway Adelaide Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kartaway-Adelaide/140764899442024  and you will be eligible to win a free 3m skip bin or like Kartaway Queensland Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kartaway-Queensland/117789101753492
and you will be in the running to win a free 3m skip bin in either Brisbane, the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, depending where you live.

If you live in Melbourne or Adelaide Kartaway will reycle most of the waste they collect at their Recycle Depots at 32 Kirkdale Rd, East Brunswick, Melbourne and Virginia Rd, Newton, Campbelltown, Adelaide. Their Depots are open to the public 7 days a week, affordable, clean and accessible.

A 2m skip or 3m skip bin will be perfect for a clean up at home or for getting rid of old materials from your renovation.  Builders and Landscapers will find the size great for a clean-up at the end of a job.  You can dispose of those items you can’t put in the recycling bin at home, like concrete, old white goods, bricks, green waste, old car parts and excess soil and clay. Renovators can get rid of their old tiles, timber, sheet iron and old bathroom fittings.

Skips and bins are great because you can use them when you need to get rid of of your rubbish, not when council holds a collection day and also you can get dispose of a lot of things that council simply won’t take.  Kartaway are very efficient, they drop of the skip or bin when you order it and pick it up when you let them know it’s full.  It’s as simple as that.

Call 1300 362 362 to order a bin to suit your job and remember to like the Kartaway Facebook page in your city.

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