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The emperor is naked

The emperor is naked

The childhood story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, comes to mind to describe the farcical “solution” the City of Melbourne is pursuing to rid the CBD of its nightly invasion by garbage trucks. Municipal engineer Geoff Robinson parades before councillors wearing a shining, green, innovative, compactor-styled infrastructure ensemble which has been shown to reduce the number

Even more garbage trucks in the CBD

As the City of Melbourne tinkers with an expensive, but minimal and piecemeal garbage compactor policy for the CBD, the number of nightly garbage trucks continues to grow. The number of companies registered to pick up waste and recycling in the CBD now sits at 40.  Back in February, when councillors were asked to endorse

Council to start charging for compactor use

After enticing select city businesses away from using bins, the City of Melbourne is working on a plan to start charging for use of its four garbage compactors. The compactors each cost about $100,000 to buy and cost a further $150,000 a year to operate.  And last year the council determined to buy and install

Noise wars: A guide to CBD survival

By Shane Scanlan If you are thinking about living in the CBD, you would do well to find a spot in these three garbage-truck-restricted zones. The City of Melbourne bans garbage trucks in these areas between 11 pm and 6 am every night of the week: Flinders Lane between Swanston St and Mill Place and

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