Rangers threaten to bin unclaimed corflutes

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SIX weeks out from Saturday’s election, City Services rangers removed more than 2100 corflutes that were in breach of the “Public Unleased Land Act 2013” code of practice”. 

And, under the introduction of an ACT government-led corflute recycling trial, more corflutes are expected to be removed if candidates don’t take down their election signage 48 hours following the closure of polling booths. 

Signs that are removed and retained by City Services rangers will be held for seven days following a notice of seizure being issued to the owner.

Corflutes can’t be recycled in yellow-lid bins, according to acting ACT NoWaste executive branch manager Anthony Haraldson, which is why, as part of the trial, two free corflute drop‑off points are now in operation at the Mitchell Resource Management Centre, on Flemington Road and the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre.

“Care will need to be taken to remove contamination such as paper, glue, wood, metal and plastic fixings from the corflute signs to enable them to be recycled,” Mr Haraldson says. 

The trail will run until June 2021.

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