I am writing in support of the referendum on garbage pickup in the regional district.
Now, we pay about $300 per year for weekly pickup. Normally we have about a half a can of garbage, as we recycle as much as possible and we have a flock of chickens that compost most of our kitchen waste.
We have a recycling system of totes in the basement where we sort our recyclables and take them to Courtenay Country Market every six weeks or so. We also make a trip or two a year to the dump in Cumberland to take what can’t be recycled and can’t be put in the garbage can.
The convenience of having weekly pickup that includes recycling for half the cost is a no-brainer. We’ll save the trouble of sorting, storing and taking the recyclables and have more usable space in our basement as well.
I can’t believe people think nothing of spending $5 on a cup of fancy coffee, but balk at spending less than $3 a week to have garbage pickup.