New system works

Putting out recycling every two weeks works for me. I hope all those with problems will soon have them settled.

I have been frequently critical of Surrey’s waste management policies, when pick-ups have been missed or services not up to snuff. I see from various letters recently that many are dissatisfied with the newly implemented  service and must put in my two cents’ worth on the positive side.

My three bins were delivered when promised and the crew handed over the paperwork, and duly noted my bin numbers next to my address on the worksheets. The local press has bent over backwards to make sure we all knew about the weekly pick-up of the green bins, and the alternate weeks for the blue and black. I drove 132 Street yesterday and saw a large illuminated sign stating which bins were for pick-up that week.

Having filled six or eight bins with garden clippings almost all year long, I was relieved to see that I could continue to put my “old” bins out alongside the filled green bin. I watched as my green bin was lifted and emptied, and then one of the crew came around and filled the green bin twice with the contents of my “spare” bins and the machinery did the rest.

Putting out recycling every two weeks works for me, and I have so little actual garbage that perhaps my black bin will go out just once a month. This system fits my needs well, and the bins move easily – another of my concerns.

I hope all those with problems will soon have them settled and we can look forward to lower costs and more benefits from this new system.


Sheila Gair

Just Posted

White Rock couple to donate blood 325th time, collectively

Anne Friendly will make her 175th donation, while her husband Kevin Klop will donate his 150th time

South Surrey mothers to launch CBD-infused water product

Three friends say benefits may include anxiety relief, pain management

4-year-old child injured in Surrey after falling out window

Child fell out of third-storey window, expected to fully recover

City of White Rock hosts official pier reopening

Event included ribbon-cutting, speeches, live music

Surrey school district to allow students to miss class for global climate strike

Students must be excused from school by parents; will be able to make up missed work without penalty

VIDEO: A moment to remember during the World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor Championship in B.C.

Diego Hernandez Valenzuela’s team lost, but he felt like a winner Saturday

Over 200 Hotel Georgia hospitality workers join ‘open-ended strike’

Unionized workers at Hyatt Regency, Westin Bayshore and Pinnacle Harbourfront have also walked out

B.C. Lions hype-man marks 15 years of cheers

Crazy P cheers, chants, bangs his drum and spreads a message of love

Hiker rescued after spending night on Crown Mountain

North Shore Rescue spotted the woman by helicopter over Hanes Valley

PHOTOS: Steller sea lion with plastic around neck rescued on Vancouver Island

Rescue staff determined the plastic band cut the protected animal’s neck approximately two inches

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Vancouver Giants complete weekend sweep of Cougars

Back-to-back road trip victories for Langley-based team

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Most Read