Each week I put out my blue box filled with recyclables. Each week I put a brick on the top of my papers to prevent them blowing all over the neighbourhood. Each week my box is emptied along with the rest of the street’s boxes.
This morning the truck did not collect and empty my box, but all the rest of the block’s boxes are emptied. I phoned the hotline and was told to look for an orange sticker which states they won’t take it. There isn’t one because it is the usual box with the usual papers held down by the usual brick.
Up until this week the men/women managed to lift the brick and leave it on the driveway. Perhaps somebody got out of bed the wrong side, or thought somebody else would pick it up? Words almost fail me at the ineptitude of some municipal workers or am I just the unlucky dupe this week?
Sheila Gair, Surrey