Letters: ‘Pick up our garbage’

Something needs to be done to make disposing of garbage affordable.

Editor, The News:

Re: Council considers garbage pickup (The News, April 1).

It seems that there does need to be an affordable solution to the disposal of garbage in Maple Ridge as the minimum fee to take your garbage to the transfer station was $10.

I take my four cans of garbage there every two weeks;  that’s a lot of money for 100 kilograms of garbage.

To make things even worse, effective April 6, on Easter Monday, the minimum fee increased to $15.

I think this is criminal and something needs to be done to make disposing of garbage affordable.

Pitt Meadows picks up garbage weekly. I think Maple Ridge should do the same. The transfer station fee increase will only lead to garbage being dumped  in other spots.

The municipality can sell garbage containers to residents for a fixed yearly fee and pick up weekly the garbage in those containers.

Barry Kazakoff

Maple Ridge