We live in Brampton, part of the Greater Toronto Area and in an area known as The Region Of Peel. One of the best things about living in Peel has always been our waste collection service. The recycling rate here is extremely high and the residents do a great job of diverting plastics, glass, paper, cardboard and waste from going to the landfill. So, it comes as a complete shock to me that the powers-that-be have decided that our yard waste pickup will now be every 2 weeks instead of weekly.
This is being done to save money, of course, but this has to be the most misguided decision I can think of. How many people are going to refuse to wait and will sneak lawn clippings and weeds into the green bags for weekly pickup? Who wants bags of yard waste hanging around, getting wet and starting to stink?
Region Of Peel – you’ve made a stupid decision that is going to undo some of the tremendous work you’ve done over the years promoting recycling. Is it really worth the savings in the long run?