To the Editor:
Perhaps you could check out the following:
The one bag limit for house-hold garbage pick-up would definitely work if we all used commercial garbage bags and the weight of such be double the present single one.
I find it’s the summer, when family and friends come to visit and enjoy the Okanagan, when more waste is created.
I inquired to the RDOS – why is it that Osoyoos weekly one bag residents have garden waste picked up every second week and yet their landfill is open far more than the Keremeos operation, which is open only on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
I forgot to ask if Osoyoos residents pay the same per year as Area “G”.
I did suggest to former Mayor Walter Despot many moons ago that the landfill scale backward shack location was a joke and I was assured then, that weigh scales and a new shack location would soon be in place.
I also asked the mayor if it would be possible to have the landfill open for an extra half day during the week while the busy spring and fall yard clean up is under-way.
A lot of retired folk would be happy, and any Sunday congestion on the hill leading to the backward scale shack would be scaled down.
So far, like always, change will not happen until the idea becomes a political idea – or a brake failure with a vehicle sliding backwards down toward the by-pass road due to a domino effect on an icy slippery wintery hill occurs. Tom Isherwood, Olalla