RECYCLING RATS

Garbage grinches may be after your grungy containers costing you $43.50 for replacements

 

First of all, I want to thank all the hard working people who diligently pick up our garbage, recycling, and food waste materials. It’s not an easy job and we appreciate all that you do.

On Tuesday, Jan. 6, I was outside to see our recycling guy empty all our containers and leaving them on our side of the road, as per usual. We bring in our containers, after walking our dog.

To my surprise, our two blue bins, our green food waste bin and even our big yellow recycling bag had disappeared. After checking with our neighbours to see if perhaps there was a mix up of containers, and determining there was not, I came to the conclusion that someone desperately had to have our grungy containers. Garbage Grinches? Food waste weasels? Recycling rats?

My neighbour told me that our containers were on our side of the road at 5 p.m. when she came home from work. She also mentioned hearing a vehicle drive by her place, turn around to our side of the road and then leaving. Must have been the darkness of night and the opportunity of a quiet little rural road that attracted a new species of rat. Who knew that stealing waste and food bins would thrill the mind of these rats.

My visit to the supplier of new bins said she had also heard about these rats. She receives many calls about them. So that means this desperate and despicable pack of rats has spread out to other areas as well, so beware of these night time crawling, dirty rats. If they scrounge in your neck of the woods, it’ll cost you $43.50 to replace your containers. I hate rats. Also, to the lady in the store who offered to give me her $25 food waste container as she didn’t need it since all her food waste was given to her chickens, thank you again. Had I not purchased new ones already, I would have been very grateful to take you up on your offer.

Nancy Messere

Coombs

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