I can’t understand what the City of Nanaimo and the Regional District of Nanaimo don’t get when the very busy, valuable NRE is about to close as a result of inadequate help from those two governments, says letter writer. File photo

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City, region missing big picture with NRE

If the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange closes, a rash of illegal dumping will follow, says letter writer

To the editor,

I can’t understand what the City of Nanaimo and the Regional District of Nanaimo don’t get when the very busy, valuable NRE is about to close as a result of inadequate help from those two governments.

If it does close, you can expect a rash of illegal dumping along Doumont, Biggs and Nanaimo Lakes roads and a huge increase in volume going to the Cedar landfill, a lot of which would be recyclable material with some value. What are us homeowners to do with yard waste, for instance? I’m not about to start a big compost project in my yard or begin driving it to Cedar.

Ron Palmer, Nanaimo


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