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Council workers mix recycling and garbage in same truck | video

A video of council workers in Sydney’s southwest mixing recycling and general rubbish into the same garbage truck has sparked outrage from residents.

But the waste industry says there’s a simple reason it happens, with a simple solution — and that residents are partly to blame.

“The issue has been caused by local governments mandating unsafe work times,” Tony Khoury, executive director of the Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW, told

“And the reason they mandate unsafe work times is because they get trivial noise complaints from residents who don’t want collections to take place when it’s safest — that is 2am, 3am, 4am, those are the safest times to be collecting rubbish and recycling from those streets.”

He said in many places “they don’t allow us to start until after 7am”.

“That’s just ridiculous,” he said. “Kids are going to…


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