Not all rural garbage pickup facts known when survey taken

Dear editor,

In November 2012, the CVRD board directed staff to explore public interest for roadside collection of garbage and recycling.

Dear editor,

In November 2012, the CVRD board passed a resolution to direct staff to explore the concept, as it appeared, that the public interest might be growing for roadside collection of garbage and recycling.

The staff dutifully conducted a random telephone survey (undoubtedly with heavy weighting on the attributes) of approximately 200 rural residents.

Upwards of 75 per cent of these respondents supported the program. What these respondents did not know was the following:

1. Sun Coast Waste Services is a Vancouver Island-based company. BFI is a Fort Worth, Texas-based company.

2. Sun Coast Waste Services did submit the lowest bid, but based on other parameters that the CVRD was committed to, BFI was awarded the contract.

It might be appropriate for rural residents to imagine that they are Sun Coast employees and that their families’ well-being rests with their vote in the coming referendum.

Murray McArthur,

Comox Valley

 

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