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The Wagaitear


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Wagait Beach (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Cox Peninsula (N.T.) -- Periodicals

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Jack Ellis

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Wagait Beach


v. 7 no. 4

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Jack Ellis



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The Wagaitear, April 2009 5 Expert call to improve rubbish disposal Live it. Love it. Support it! For more inform ation visit www .buyterritory.nt. gov.au The Territory has some great products and services, so why not buy local? Buying local supports Territorians and supports Territory jobs. Possible alternatives to the Wagait Shire rubbish tip were key topics for discussion at last months community future directions meeting. Local government consultant Shenagh Gamble described the present facility as getting a little out of hand Shenagh Gamble It should be fenced off and not burnt, she said. It would be good to segregate things like gas cylinders and other dangerous items. The green waste is (separate) but as one of the people suggested, it should be chipped and used as garden mulch. She said while the Territory Government didnt regulate waste disposal for communities of less than 1000, burning the waste was not a good idea. Suggested alternatives included a waste transfer station or linking with the Belyuen household pickup service. While a proposal to recycle plastics, glass, metal and paper received strong support from the meeting, Shenagh said the cost may be prohibitive. Its difficult to move forward on a recycling proposal when you dont know whats coming out, she explained. It could turn out not to be fi nancially viable to have a waste recycling system. Steel waste, some of the larger items, would be diffi cult in the current economic climate. She suggested a waste audit where people were asked to identify the type and amount of material presently taken to the tip. Wagait Beach Anzac Day April 25Wagait Beach Anzac Day April 25 Service 10.30Service 10.30 March 11.15March 11.15 Afterwards at the Afterwards at the Cox Country ClubCox Country Club