To the editor,
Re: Waste pickup ‘back on track’ after delays, Aug. 22.
Blaming delayed garbage pickup on “unexpected growth” seems questionable. Surely the sanitation department gets a monthly report from the planning department indicating how many building permits have been issued and in which areas. This gives the sanitation department a six- to nine-month warning concerning future growth and garbage pickup requirements. A well-run department should be able to provide proper services with that kind of lead-time notification.
Having green bins sitting out overnight is more than a nuisance, it’s a dangerous invitation to wildlife.
S.I. Petersen, Nanaimo
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