Garbage and logic gone

The new waste program is a great concept and makes sense for the environment, but he implementation has been completely mismanaged.

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.

 

R. Punia

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘A bag full of garbage every 15 metres’: Surrey industrial area filled with trash

Local workers looking to recruit business, raise funds to help dispose of litter

Survey suggests 83 per cent of Surreyites ‘favour a referendum’ on policing transition

Survey was conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights on behalf of the National Police Federation

Racist graffiti sparks Cloverdale man to renew calls for City to clean up street

Hate message the latest garbage dumped at the end of 176th Street

Brand new Tesla crashes into Surrey store front, mounts gas line

Driver was heading to the Autoplan store, straight off the lot

Surrey RCMP looking for missing 21-year-old

Police say Kenny Tran was last seen at around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 19

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

New Alberta forward joins Vancouver Giants’ ranks

new left-handed 18-year-old is a familiar face to Giants head coach Michael Dyck

Cheapest in B.C.: Penticton gas prices dip below $1 per litre

Two stores in Penticton have gas below a dollar.

Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay B.C. man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

VIDEO: Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

Australian actor Hugh Jackman said ‘you are stronger than you know, mate’

Mugging with airsoft gun results in Langley school lockdown

Police found the weapon and a stolen phone later

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

Forest industry protests northern B.C. caribou protection deal

B.C. Mining Association supports federal-Indigenous plan

Chilliwack physiotherapist charged with sexual assault

Mounties urging other potential victims to make contact

Most Read