New collection system worth the cost

Re: ‘New process another load of bovine excrement’ (Your letters, PQB News, Oct. 3)

Was absolutely shocked reading this letter about our new garbage collection system.

Yes, it will cost a bit more. It will also be so much better for the personnel who work days in horrible weather conditions picking up containers that at times are in questionable condition and who knows what’s in them. The strain on the body of lifting and twisting takes its toll. These people are my heroes!

Everyone will have the same containers which will stop garbage can envy.

I had no idea that a garbage can had to blend in to our surroundings. It’s a GARBAGE can. I’m grateful to live in an area that cares about recycling and is always looking to make things better for the environment and the people who work hard to make it better for all.

Elzien Schopman


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