Better hours would stop rise of illegal dumping

Dear Editor,

To all you idiots who illegally dump your garbage and run, HOPING NO ONE SEES YOU, I hope that the next illegal dumper leaves his garbage on your front steps for you to clean up.

I have used the Thornhill Transfer Station (DUMP) and have one major complaint to RDKS and anyone else who is/was involved in setting the RIDICULOUS HOURS/DAYS of OPERATIONS FOR PRIVATE USERS. This transfer station should be open 7 days a week, minus holidays, so that people don’t have to haul a pickup truck full garbage around Terrace for four days until the transfer station is open again for private users. The current hours of operations for the transfer station (for private users) is Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.; it is open the other days of the week for Geier’s trucks to dump their collections. I BELIEVE IF IT WAS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, for other users, THERE WOULD BE ALMOST NO ILLEGAL DUMPING. I have no real complaints on the cost of dumping there; after all, GARBAGE HANDLING is big business, and people actually make a living off it, and a few get rich off it.

So when is RDKS and others involved in garbage collection GOING TO WAKE UP to the concept of reduced transfer station PRIVATE USER’S DAYS having a direct correlation to the amount of ILLEGAL DUMPING going on around Terrace.

Wilf Butters

Thornhill, B.C.

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