Low percentage

People should look at the numbers when they talk about garbage pick-up.

Editor, The News:

Re: Garbage back on council agenda (The News, Jan. 21).

So based on the poll results, either 18 or seven per cent of residents believe lack of city mandated garbage pick up is an issue. This apparently gives Couns. Coria Bell and Robert Masse a mandate to try and foist this concept on to every home owner in our city.

Coincidently, the lower percentage is about the number of registered voters who voted for both the two campaigners.

I retired from full-time work on Sept. 5, cancelled my low-cost private pick-up service and now take our garbage to the transfer station once every three to four weeks at a cost of a little gas and the basic $10 fee. When my wife and I are out of town we, of course, do not have this expense.

Just thought that information would be of assistance when calculating compulsory garbage pick-up.

John Cochran

Maple Ridge