Wheeled container should be allowed

Cowichan – For the past six months a man, who is living with two types of disabilities, has been picked upon by our local waste pick up crew.

This man bought a waste container with wheels so he could bring out his garbage/recycling.

This seemed to be okay for a while until he moved from downtown to up by Berkeys corner. Then, the crew workers started placing wonderful orange and red stickers in the containers advising that they will refuse to take the garbage unless he bought a proper container.

This man went out and bought a proper container.

Now it takes him a lengthy time to bring the container out weekly! It has nothing to do with the weight of the bags – he only throws out one bag every other week and recycles everything possible.

This man is not the only one who used a wheeled container! There are several in the same area who use the same type and they have never got a sticker!

Is this selective? It must be because he has spoken with others and they said they have not received a sticker or a warning that pickup will be refused.

He has tried to resolve this but the waste manager said they have to look after the workers first. So to protect the waste workers this man has to start bringing out the garbage container hours in advance, as he has to stop and rest every few steps.

Can he rely on others? Who does anything for their neighbours for free and without expectations?

Vivian Henry

Cowichan