Life in Tasmania's Huon Valley, by a blow-in from the mainland
Monday, July 12, 2010
A trip to the tip
At our new place we don't have a regular council garbage collection service. So every few weeks (or whenever the pile in the shed gets big enough) we make a trip to the tip, or more accurately the waste transfer station. I did wonder why it is located on a nice riverside spot just south of Huonville, but perhaps that's how the waste gets transported? Recyclables go into one dump, and non-recyclables into another. There's also a big pile of electronic waste - old computers, TVs and so on. Seeing these heaps certainly makes me think twice about buying packaged goods and what can be reused or recycled. It costs about $5 to dump a small car load of rubbish where the recyclables are separated.
Escaped Sydney in 2010 for a piece of paradise in Tasmania's Huon Valley. I'm a keen walker, remote worker, incompetent gardener, Bernese Mountain Dog owner, fan of almost anything German (food, language, cars, beer), amateur linguist, chook fancier, childfree.