Re: "Trash cans a big waste," the Now letters, Sept. 25.
I don't understand why there is resistance regarding the new waste program. This is a great way to protect our environment as well as reduce waste going into the landfills.
Shortly after seeing what was supposed to go into the organics bin, I decided to start having us separate the organics from the garbage. I bought a container with a lid and put it between the garbage and recycle cans in the kitchen.
It took some getting used to and my constantly reminding everyone what went in which bin. Three months later, and I think we pretty much have it down. About a week ago, I photocopied the pamphlet for each bin and taped it to the wall behind each one. Now there should be no excuse for not knowing what goes where.
The most significant difference right away was the fact that we went down to one garbage bag a week between six people. We use the paper yard waste bags to dump the organics in. This will also keep the new bin from having to be cleaned as often.
My only concern is the fact that the recycling will only be picked up every two weeks. We recycle everything we can and it gets to be a lot sometimes. The only consolation is that we can still fill our old blue bin and set it out as well.
I think this is a great new program and once people get used to it, they will see the true benefits.
L. Koverola, Surrey
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