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

Surrey North Delta Leader

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