As a resident of Mill Bay I am completely satisfied with the garbage and compostables (organic) collection service provided by the current private contractor, P.A.N. Disposal.
Our present costs for the services are reasonable, and I have the choice of paying for regular weekly pick-up or with coupons for less regular service. Present costs are, I believe, considerably cheaper than they will be if the CVRD regionalizes the services.
I was also satisfied with the former private recycling contractor, Waste Management, which provided service to our area before the CVRD, in their great wisdom, replaced them with much more expensive civil servants. I don’t believe that the full costs of providing municipal employees with their gold plated vacation, health, disability and retirement benefits were taken into consideration when the recycling contract was changed, nor will they be taken into consideration should the garbage and organics pick-up be nationalized. Do we really need more government employees?