The house before the cart
The City of Surrey’s engineering department has conducted a pilot study since November 2010 of 1,000 households to test the new cart-based waste collection program. Impressive.
Apparently they overlooked townhouse projects which, in some cases, have 10 feet of sidewalk to their front door with absolutely no room for any of the proposed carts. When I contacted the city , I was informed there would be no exceptions other than size of cart.
Storage was not their problem. No solutions were offered and you accept it or deal with the garbage and recycling and kitchen/yard waste in accordance with their mandates on your own.
I thought there was a fee included in our property taxes to cover waste removal? Do I back charge the city now? What is next? How do we accomplish that?
Brian Ducharme, Surrey