Re: Live from Surrey, dumpers caught on camera, July 14.
The issue of illegal dumping onto Surrey streets is one, in my opinion, easily solved by residents and contractors who are ethical and can take the time to check that they are getting what they pay for.
Simply put, there are any number of haulers that advertise junk and debris removal. Many of these folks do exactly what they are paid for: pick up and delivery to the Surrey Transfer Station where their load is weighed and a paid invoice received.
When you hire someone to remove debris, wait for the dated invoice and pay what is reasonable for the load and labour. Ask if other loads are included or just yours. The response is a judgment as to honesty, but at least you know that your debris got to the right place.
Paying up front is one way unethical haulers are finding to use the nearest vacant lot. Many of us have encountered ditches and dead-end streets where there’s evidence that someone has been cheated.
Tom Ayres, Surrey