Not impressed with CVRD waste management

I am writing to you, and to anyone else I can think of, about CVRD’s latest stupid waste disposal proposal

I am writing to you, and to anyone else I can think of, about CVRD’s latest stupid waste disposal proposal: to use a survey to manoeuvre out private business — again. It’s against the CVRD Community Plan which states we support local business, and it will put Pan Disposal out of business. How can that POSSIBLY be a good? Pan Disposal’s owners and employees earn their living by running a very good disposal/recycling program.

I, nor any of the literally hundreds of other people I’ve spoken to, are impressed with CVRD’s waste management; from the super-expensive Eco-Depot fiasco, which would have shut down the private recycling business at Fisher Road (in addition to the one they effectively did shut down in South Shawnigan via their massive propaganda campaign informing everyone they had to travel to Bing’s Creek), to the removal of community bins, which people were using but CVRD couldn’t properly manage; to the limited service of the new blue bins — garbage and recycling pickup both reduced to every two weeks.

I have no confidence in CVRD’s clearly inept handling of waste. Our “zero-waste” plan has moved from less waste to more I.e. glass and plastic film. Will CVRD now move to increase their already inflated salaries to compensate for all the perceived extra work of planning and managing “better” garbage strategies?

Pan Disposal has always provided excellent service, even during CVRD’s bullying (when they misled them regarding the compost pick-up) causing them financial and customer service challenges. I don’t know the folks at Pan Disposal personally, but I’ve watched them, and other private businesses, be treated very badly by CVRD over the last few years. It’s pretty distressing and quite disgusting.

 

Karen Chong

Cobble Hill

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