New pickup would be another unused service

The CVRD is empire building again. This time they want to pick up garbage and compostables.

The CVRD is empire building again. This time they want to pick up garbage and compostables. A survey will be placed on your blue bin and you will be asked to increase your taxes again. They spent $1 million dollars the last time around to purchase the noisiest trucks around and hired drivers for same to pick up recyclables. This saved $1 a year in this area. Imagine what they would spend in order to drive private businesses out with more trucks and personnel.

We won’t receive the survey as my bin is full of water and is being used to test the survivability of the gray squirrels that I catch in my live trap.

We save up our recyclables until there is enough to take to Bing’s creek. Fisher Road is closer but we can’t reward an outfit that creates odours that we have to endure. We also take our garbage there three to four times a year and spend about $20 for the year. We compost our kitchen scraps and garden trimmings. Why do we have to pay for more services that we will not use?

We are not a city and we have the ability to take care of our own waste. Pretty soon the CVRD might be coming back and want to be the landscaping company because there are too many lawnmowers and whatever else one can think of that we do for ourselves or hire a private contractor for, such as garbage and compostables pick up.

 

Ed Aiken

Cobble Hill