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New plan hurts recycling efforts

I received the two blue recycling boxes, as well as the pamphlet detailing what would be accepted at the curb.

I was most disturbed to find that not only would plastic bags not be accepted, but plastic over wrap, toilet paper wrap etc, also would not be accepted.

Residents are directed to take these to their nearest depot.

It would seem that the only depots are in Vernon.

One of the 4 R's of recycling is to reduce, so I do try to purchase products with a minimum of packaging. Usually this means plastic over wrap.

So, where is the incentive to reduce under this new plan?

As a resident of Enderby, I walk to work. I also do most of my business in Enderby, supporting local merchants, and walking to most of them.

Now, I am to drive to Vernon, further increasing fuel emissions and fuel consumption. While I am there, maybe I'll go to the big stores and spend my money there.

I am afraid that this is not an option so, my plastic bags and overwrap will now go into my garbage and then to the landfill.

In addition, the two boxes take up more room. I simply do not have the space to store two large blue bins.

Likely, I will just use the one, for paper products, which means additional items that could be recycled will now go in the garbage.

This seems to be a very poorly planned change.

I could care less that it is not costing me anything.

Twenty dollars per year is a perfectly reasonable amount to pay for a good recycling program, and we had a perfectly good system.

This is very unfortunate indeed.

Jackie Bland, Enderby

 

 

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