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Solution possible for Comox Valley Regional District tipping fees

Dear editor,

I would like to offer a solution to the CVRD for rural residents having to pay tipping fees for small amounts of garbage at our garbage dump.

Put a coin-operated garbage bin beside the CVRD composting centre on Headquarters Road. Pay for the pickup of said bin with the coins collected.

Charge $2, and limit the size of the catchment container to ensure small amounts of garbage are dumped per fee. Set up recycling bins beside the garbage bin to encourage recycling and provide a composting bin beside the compost centre for those who choose not to compost at home.

Surround the whole thing with a fence, put a camera on it to catch vandals and/or illegal dumpers, and keep it open during daylight hours.

This could certainly save many people a long drive to the landfill to dump a very small amount of trash. Seems like a logical fix to me.

Valerie McCormick,

Area B

 

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