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Green bins are just another way to tax residents


  |  Posted: Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 10:43 am

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Re: “City did due diligence with organics recycling,” Feb. 20

Dear Editor,

Yes, I was aware of the composting pilot project.

I read the Airdrie City View every week. Bravo the green bin pilot project was a success!

Whether to reduce the amount of organic waste to the landfill, or not, is not the reason why there are over 200 concerned residents. Airdrie residents are tired.

Tired of yet another tax : $3.36 x 12 = $39.12 annually. A two percent surtax to my property tax of $2,000 year.

The City of Calgary offloaded their operational waste management costs onto the taxpayers in exactly the same way.

Every year proclaiming not to raise the property taxes yet imposing surtaxes outside of the property tax base.

Had Mayor Peter Brown announced Green Bin Composting as a free service, that would save the city taxpayers money, and reduce landfill waste, I say the number of concerned residents would disappear.

Composting is a great idea but my suspicion is that many green bins in Airdrie will remain in pristine condition for many years to come.

Greg Virgo,



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