‘Pa­per only’ means just that

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Il­le­gal dump­ing

Com­pas­sion Min­istry (CM) is a non-profit group serv­ing those in need in the GHA. Since CM does not re­ceive any govern­ment fund­ing, one av­enue they use for fundrais­ing is col­lect­ing pa­per for re­cy­cling. The pa­pers go in a big green bin. On the out­side it says “PA­PER ONLY.”

On a re­cent Sun­day morn­ing, it was dis­cov­ered that some­one had dumped all man­ner of house­hold items, in­clud­ing a 3-D puz­zle, golf bag, skate­board, lamps, dresser, picture frames, etc. in the bin! Now, I won­der if some­one has the know-how to golf, skate­board, as­sem­ble a 3-D puz­zle, etc., why can’t they read and com­pre­hend the words “PA­PER ONLY.” Why do some peo­ple il­le­gally dump? Ig­no­rance … lazi­ness? Un­for­tu­nately, we can­not af­ford to in­stall a sur­veil­lance cam­era. If you need to get rid of stuff and you don’t know how, tele­phone the City of Hamil­ton at 905-546-2489 or do­nate it to a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that takes such do­na­tions and re­mem­ber “PA­PER ONLY” means PA­PER ONLY! Susan Woodrow, Vol­un­teer, CM Hamil­ton

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