More thought needed on trash

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - OPINION -

Why would coun­cil even think about spend­ing our tax dollars to buy new bins to re­place bins we al­ready have? Other than to pun­ish house­holds that have big­ger fam­i­lies. Keep the bins we al­ready have and change pickup to ev­ery two weeks as pro­posed and let that sav­ings re­flect on our taxes, to help pay for the or­ganic waste bin.

If peo­ple have an­other bin for food and yard waste and have to pay for it they likely will use it, un­til the stink is un­bear­able. Isn’t that the idea of di­ver­sion? So why waste our tax dollars by buy­ing bins we don’t need.

A 3.5-per-cent de­crease in my taxes does not equal $75. My sug­ges­tion is stop wast­ing our tax dollars and put more thought into these ter­ri­ble de­ci­sions. Peo­ple are try­ing to help pre­serve our dump by re­cy­cling and will just throw glass in the garbage as we are now do­ing with plas­tic bags. It’s time to stop wast­ing our hard-earned money.

Dale Cooper, Saska­toon

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