The City of Surrey has been receiving lots of feedback on its new garbage-collection system that began last week.

The City of Surrey has been receiving lots of feedback on its new garbage-collection system that began last week.

A little trash and a little treasure


One more opinion on the City of Surrey’s garbage-can debacle…


The propaganda that the City of Surrey is sending to our houses to the tune of thousands of dollars leads us to believe that the new garbage system will save the planet for our future generations.

The only difference in the new giant bins is the organic waste. We were already successfully recycling.

Organic waste only takes days to disappear at the landfills if you look at the number of seagulls and eagles there, not to mention the four-legged animals all chowing down.

The day our children and our children’s children stop using disposable diapers – which take 40 years to disintegrate – is the day I will keep a pail of rotting food under my kitchen sink.

D. Rollinson, Surrey

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One more opinion on the City of Surrey’s garbage-can debacle.

We received the information a few months ago about the change to new garbage cans.

I went to the Ocean Park Library to check on the size of the container and decided I needed the smaller bins. So I dutifully sent my request to city hall straight away.

About three weeks ago, my neighbours received their “monster cans.” Upon my question to the delivery personnel, I was told that the smaller bins were being distributed separately. Why? They couldn’t tell.

Last week, I phoned city hall twice to inquire about the bins I requested. The persons I spoke to were not able to tell me when I could expect the new garbage cans.

As I write this letter – the night before the new system begins – I still don’t have the bins delivered.

What is going on at city hall? Surely they have all the pertinent information as to how many people to a household. I am the only occupant at my address; my next door neighbour also is a single occupant but got the “monster cans.”

I just wonder how much longer it will take to sort things out.

Typical bureaucracy at work without any input from taxpaying citizens.

Gerda Barwieck, Surrey

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An open letter to Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts.

This is a sincere thank you for the fast response to my two earlier emails about the recent change in Surrey’s garbage collection.

Yesterday, I asked for an immediate replacement of the new garbage carts, and you must have made sure that this happened.

This afternoon, I drove home and found all three carts being replaced as requested.

This is an incredible level of responsiveness to a request from one of your supporters.

Please share my appreciation with your assistant and the engineering team who all reacted so quickly.

Once again, thank you.

Herbert Spencer, Surrey



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