No incentive to behave responsibly

Dear editor,

The officials who designed a Comox Valley rural garbage pickup scheme are giving no incentive to people to behave responsibly.

Dear editor,

The officials who designed a Comox Valley rural garbage pickup scheme are giving no incentive to people to behave responsibly, because they are charging a flat rate, instead of charging people by the pound, at curbside.

This plan is encouraging people to basically dump everything, and not separate cans, bottles, paper, cardboard, and waste that could have been composted.

There is no practical way to inspect the contents of green garbage bags, etc., for such recyclables.

The only environmentally responsible, and cost-effective system, is to charge people by the pound.

As the system currently exists, we are encouraged to do the composting, separate cans and bottles, and do the work necessary. You can’t expect BFI Canada to take on this difficult and time-consuming job.

In my case, I need to make only about four trips a year to the Cumberland depot, which is very cost-effective, compared to a $150 charge that doesn’t distinguish between responsible citizens, and free riders.

This is a backward step, totally out of keeping with modern environmental ideas to force people to be responsible.

F. Fern,

Merville

 

Just Posted

BREAKING: Large structure fire at downtown Courtenay hostel

A fire in downtown Courtenay has engulfed the Cona Hostel at the… Continue reading

Affordable rental housing complex opens in Courtenay

The Braidwood facility will house 34 people at risk of homelessness

Applications open for record bursary, scholarship funding at North Island College

Current and future North Island College students can now apply for scholarships… Continue reading

Second Stage Players present laughter and love in We Are Family

Get your tickets early to see the Evergreen Club’s Second Stage Players’… Continue reading

Stolen Bentley spotted going wrong way down highway found in Summerland

The car has been recorded going the wrong way on the Coquihalla, found two days later

Comox Valley Hospice Society finds new Ocean Front home

Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) recently announced plans to construct a new… Continue reading

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

2 fires in Victoria caused by cigarettes prompts warning from deputy fire chief

Two separate fires caused by cigarette butts were avoidable

Most Read