Landfill wants too much info for dumping drywall

Dear editor,

I was at our landfill in Cumberland and I was told upon entering that I would have to fill out a form with all kinds of personal information if I wanted to dump my drywall.

I refused!

What assurances does the public have that the info supplied to you is going to be treated with the discretion that my personal information deserves?

They asked for my vehicle info, home address, cell number and email info.

I was not about to hand out this information to someone with a smile and a ‘you-can-trust-us’ statement. Totally absurd in this day and age with all of the identity theft that is going on. These people that do these types of crimes look just like you and me and they only need minute pieces of personal info to be able to piece together the rest of the puzzle.

Do all of the employees that work at the landfill have lengthy background and criminal record checks? Are they bonded? Will my info be treated as you would expect your personal info to be treated?

I was very disturbed by this and felt sorry for all the people who are afraid of speaking their minds for the common good of all.

I hope that this makes it into the public eye because my personal info is sacred, and needs to be protected and only handed out to trustworthy people and organizations and only for legitimate causes.

Drywall is not a legitimate cause!

Ryan Toovey

Courtenay

 

 

 

Just Posted

Highland Secondary student wins Horatio Alger scholarship

Jenna Leggett grew up on Read Island where there was no electricity and no roads to her home

Next Science Pub explores sex, evolution and nature’s strangest dating scenes

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) is presenting the next event in… Continue reading

Sprinkler system bursts at Florence Filberg Centre

Witnesses say water was pouring down from the building’s deck

Best of World Community Film Fest screens Tuesday

The votes are in from the recent World Community Film Festival and… Continue reading

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

The can’t decide the pipeline’s fate until a new round of consultations with Indigenous communities

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in B.C.

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

B.C. communities push back against climate change damages campaign

Activists copying California case that was tossed out of court

Most Read