I would like to express my opinion on the new garbage collection system. The bins themselves are so large, they could take care of the affordable housing shortage.
I live alone in a three-bedroom row home. Myself and my neighbour have limited space to accommodate six large bins.
We have decided to share our organic waste bin as neither of us ever thinks we would be able to fill it every week, and there are three adults in their household.
If they can barcode all these bins, then why can’t the barcodes be read upon collection and our garbage collection fees adjusted accordingly?
The extra-large bins that were delivered in error to some households will be charged the higher fees even though they did not want or need these larger bins.
I am all for recycling, but let’s be fair about it. Let’s charge people for the garbage they produce, not for the air space inside a too-large bin.
I will probably have my recycling collected a maximum of eight times this year and my garbage maybe eight to 10 times, depending on how hot and smelly it gets in the summer time. As I say, my organic waste is shared with my neighbour so why can our associated costs not be split?
Let’s be fair and reasonable and encourage people to recycle without charging them the earth and giving them three large ugly bins that they neither want nor need.