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Longtime Airdrie resident does not want organics recycling


  |  Posted: Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 12:23 pm

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Re: “Airdrie City council approves organics recycling program in 2014,” Dec. 19

Dear Editor,

I have lived in Airdrie for 35 years and have been happy with the City’s handling of operations and unprecedented growth.

However a few weeks ago I read a story in the local paper starting that the City was implementing an organic bin program. What a surprise, as until I read that article I had not heard one thing about this proposal.

Your website indicates that a pilot study was completed. I have not talked to anyone that ever heard about or was part of that pilot. When and where was the pilot conducted? Who was involved and why was the public not made aware? It appears as though everyone is going to be forced to pay a monthly fee, store an unsightly and smelly bin in their yard or garage and pay a fine if they don’t use it.

I do not want or need this bin. I take my grass clippings to the recycle bins on the east side and I have a garburator for household organics. The weekly garbage from our home is less than half a bag and would not be reduced by this organics bin.

I am a senior and I have not met one person senior or otherwise that is in favour of this project. I suggest that council reconsider this project and spend taxpayers’ money on snow removal or some other worthwhile venture.

Dennis Gilchrist,


Editor’s Note: The Airdrie City View has published two stories about the City’s organics recycling pilot project. A story titled “Curbside organics recycling pilot program begins,” ran on April 18, 2013 and a follow-up article called “Curbside organics recycling drastically reduces waste” ran on Sept. 19, 2013.


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