Waiting game over recycling

Editor:

Re: A little trash and a little treasure, Oct. 9 letters.

Editor:

Re: A little trash and a little treasure, Oct. 9 letters.

My experience with the new garbage-can delivery is similar to that of letter-writer Gerda Barwieck.

I, too, went to the library a few days after the announcement, to inspect the new cans. I then went home and filled out the form on Surrey’s website requesting the smaller cans than recommended – the smallest cans possible.

My wife and I are in our 80s and have very little garbage or recyclables and do very little entertainment.

When the cans were delivered, our neighbours – who are in their 60s and have two generations of family over frequently, as well as other company – received smaller bins.

We received the large 240-litre bins – not even the size of bins recommended for townhouses! What I think I requested – done on their website, so I have no record – is 120-, 180- and 120-litre cans.

Unlike the open letter to Mayor Dianne Watts from Herbert Spencer, my email regarding the wrong bins being delivered received an acknowledgment of receipt three days later.

Nothing since.

Harvey Heinz, Surrey

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Good on letter-writer Herbert Spencer for being able to exchange his garbage carts so promptly.

I, along with others, also dutifully ordered the smallest possible carts months ago.

As of this writing, I have received no carts.

Lois Smith, Surrey

 

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