It’s a garbage glut

Residents seem to think it's their right to utilize beach garbage cans

Recently I have noticed that the garbage cans on the beach have been removed.

Apparently they were removed due to numerous individuals using them to dispose of their household garbage because they can not, or will not, store their garbage for the every two-week pick up. And this is necessary because there is not the staff nor the budget for a weekly pick up.

How much garbage does one house make now that there is food waste and general recycling that can’t wait for pick up? So now there are no garbage cans on the beach and very few if any in and around Qualicum Beach.

Also I have noted that the small garbage receptacles on the Memorial Golf Course are used for garbage and the deposit of dog waste bags. As one lady explained it when she was challenged about putting her dogs waste in the golf course receptacles: “it is my right, I pay taxes.”

Maeva Lowen


Qualicum Beach



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