This is in response to Saltair resident Lynne Smith’s letter of Jan. 6.
Saltair is a long way from South Cowichan, so I’d just like to clear up one of the points she makes about garbage pick up in our area.
Residents of CVRD areas A, B and C can opt for the private company PAN Disposal to pick up their garbage, for a small charge. PAN does an excellent job.
However, only about half of the households actually choose to do this.
The rest presumably take their garbage to Bing’s Creek and pay for disposal there (plus the gas to get there).
Unfortunately, there are a few households that dispose of their garbage by burning it — either in burn piles, or in fireplaces — leading to air pollution.
Also, there are some who take their garbage to isolated wooded areas and dump it there.
If we all paid for a CVRD garbage service, most would take advantage of it, as they do with the current CVRD recycling service.