Mainland trash belongs there

The provincial government should pass regulations that all municipalities have to look after their own garbage within their own boundaries.

To the Editor,

Why does Nanaimo have to accept garbage from another municipality? The provincial government should pass regulations that all municipalities have to look after their own garbage within their own boundaries, but since large cities have more voters than smaller ones that is unlikely.

If this incinerator is so benign why not build it in Vancouver? If we can’t stop Vancouver from offloading their garbage on Nanaimo what is stopping other municipalities from turning us into the garbage capital of B.C.? No doubt, with economies of scale, whoever builds this facility to make money will figure out if they just make it bigger they can get more garbage from other municipalities to make even more money. Where will it end?

Let us hope the city is able to take some action before it is too late.

S. I. PetersenNanaimo