White Rock needs to make recycling easier

Hard to be green in White Rock

Editor: As a longtime Peninsula resident, I was disappointed with the City of White Rock’s recycling program.


As a longtime Peninsula resident who has lived in both White Rock and Surrey over the years, I was disappointed with the City of White Rock’s recycling program.

Unlike those residents across the street from me, I am supposed to sort my recycling into various bags (something Surrey abandoned years ago) and I cannot use curb-side recycling for corrugated cardboard (again, Surrey takes it curbside).

To encourage recycling, I believe it needs to be as user-friendly as possible.

Forcing residents to sort their recycling, or to drive to a cardboard recycling bin means that the compliance will decrease.

With a goal of reducing the amount of garbage going into landfills, I believe the City of White Rock has to catch up to its neighbour and update its recycling program.

Ian MacKenzie, White Rock

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