I have read with interest the letters to the editor over the past few weeks with respect to the city’s recent waste cart program change.
Unfortunately, I too will have to add my name to the list of frustrated citizens.
Recently, recycling truck drivers have been collecting our “old” recycling blue boxes as they have been instructed to do. Two of ours were taken away despite being full of recyclables and still needed until we can get an extra recycling cart. Requests for replacements have led to no reply or action.
The city’s website states that excess recyclables that do not fit into the newly issued recycling carts can be placed in the old recycling boxes for overflow. However, additional recycling carts will not be available for purchase or delivery until the New Year.
Where are citizens to place their excess recycling if their blue boxes have now been taken back?
Through no fault of their own, the front-line workers are bearing the brunt of citizen frustrations.
Christmas and the holidays are coming soon and traditionally produce the most waste (recycling).
Common sense might dictate that the old blue boxes should have been collected once everyone has received their extra or revised recycling carts and the holidays have passed.
The new waste program is a great concept and makes sense for the environment, but he implementation has been completely mismanaged at the top by decision-makers.