Letter writer says other parts of town received better waste collection service during inclement weather over the holidays. (News Bulletin file photo)

Letter writer says other parts of town received better waste collection service during inclement weather over the holidays. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City needs fair system for waste collection

Letter writer contends different parts of city received different service levels after snowfall

To the editor,

Services provided by the City of Nanaimo have now reached an all-time low for residents of Nicol Street as far as curbside garbage collection is concerned.

Between Nov. 25 and Jan. 9, there was over six weeks of accumulating garbage.

Phoning the city works usually gets you to a voice mail that is never answered and if you send an e-mail it is never answered.

We were given an option to pick up a one-time-only ticket to take our garbage to the landfill ourselves. If the lane was too dangerous for the truck because of the snow, then how can it be safe for us to travel? This lane is our only access to our homes. There are some elderly people living in this area and not everyone has a vehicle.

To add salt to the wound, I learned that garbage collection in the north end the week before Christmas was missed due to the weather, but was picked up afterward without missing any days. There seems to be some discrimination about where you live in this city which is very disheartening and extremely frustrating. We all pay taxes and the taxes are going up more than inflation this year so I only hope some improvements are made in the services and discrimination ends.

Jill Coulthard, Nanaimo


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