Frustrated about inconsistent pickup times for garbage, recycling

Dear editor,

Is anyone else in the Comox Valley, or who pays taxes for garbage pickup, as frustrated as I am?

Dear editor,

Is anyone else in the Comox Valley, or who pays taxes for garbage pickup, as frustrated as I am?

My observation is this. Garbage — recycling, leaves, and trash — have no consistent times for pickup.

For example, I put the garbage out at 8 a.m. and it’s not picked up until 1 p.m. and, then I don’t put it out until 9 a.m., only to realize it was picked up at 8:30 a.m.

Recycling is even worse; sometimes it’s not picked up until that evening. I have called the City and the only referred me to Emterra, who had a multitude of excuses as to why they can’t maintain a more consistent timeframe.

The problem is, much of the garbage and recycling gets blown around the neighborhood; or even worse, attracts wildlife.

Ray Brown,


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