By Letter to the Editor on January 3, 2020.
I read Rhonda Worrall’s letter to the editor (Dec. 23 Herald) and I happen to live on this very street and I have the only house that has a garage in the back ally. Stating that, it means I have no driveway and my house is very well groomed with a large deck in the front and the back.
I’ve had many discussions with the waste department and the woman who runs the garbage trucks told me “too bad,” that I would still have to push my bins through the snow to get my garbage to the trucks. I had the general manager come over and look around and he agreed that it was impossible for me to have those two bins in the front of my house, and he would call me the next day. Well, it’s been a week now and I’m still waiting for that call.
I work downtown and I pay for the removal of my garbage which now I’m performing this duty. The woman at the waste department said I couldn’t take my garbage downtown; I’ve been performing this since the beginning of December. I have a beautiful paved back ally; this department told me that the trucks get stuck in the ally. I drive this ally every day and I have a car and I’ve never gotten stuck.
I always have had an issue with people leaving their bins out in the ally but the city does not have a bylaw in effect to make people bring them back onto their lots. I told them I’m not digging up my expensive underground water system to lay concrete for them. We pay enough taxes in this area; I don’t want them to add on more. I’m sure my taxes pay for the removal of garbage!
I also told the City to remove their bins off my property for I wasn’t babysitting the bins and as I drive around this city that is all I see, “garbage bins” in the front of homes. What a way to beautify our city!