Private collection is good

Municipal-wide garbage pickup won't solve the bear problem

Editor, The News:

Re: Resident renews call for city-wide garbage pickup in Maple Ridge (The News, June 3).

Does Elizabeth Taylor really think that municipal garbage pickup will stop the bear problem? Just check with North and West Vancouver and see how it’s working for them.

Two things would help: stop open compaosting and use bear-proof garbage containers.

I am happy with existing private companies. I strongly believe in user-pay and cannot afford further increases to my taxes. Another $300 is far more than what many seniors can afford.

Louise Wilson

Maple Ridge