Find a better way to collect trash, recycling
One has to wonder why the city wouldn’t use one truck for all garbage pickups.
Use one truck plus a trailer and a crew of two. Have a “pup” trailer pulled by the garbage truck for blue box waste. The trailer can be dropped at the recycling facility on the way to the dump on Bensfort Road. Once emptied the truck returns to the recycling facility and picks up an empty trailer and continues its route.
You see these truck/trailer combinations all the time on the highway, usually for gravel and a main truck with a trailer of almost the same size.
Environmentally friendlier as only one gas burning demon is running the streets, less preventive maintenance required and a safer work environment with two employees on the truck.
One employee drives and picks up the garbage and the second the blue box material.
You only need to view the snowplowing on some streets to realize that council needs much more input and the managers much less into how these departments operate.
I realize hindsight is 20/20 but a bit of foresight reduces the amount of hindsight available. John Stoeten, Cochrane Crescent
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