Letters to the Editor

Compost program needs more rethinking

Editor: Food scraps? Are you kidding?

Why are all the time and tax dollars being spent on something that has composted itself into the Earth since time began? As one of your letter writers suggested, this plan has many holes in it. I might suggest as many holes as a goaltender at playoff time.

Why are the single family homes being singled out? These are the houses which have yards and gardens for backyard composting. Apartments do not have such luxuries, but they are not being asked to participate. Maybe people in condos and townhouses don’t eat food.

Newspapers in the compost? Does Langley City mean the newspaper that was supposed to go into the blue box?

Many stores are selling bags that would make it so much easier to store the dreaded scraps.

Newspapers will let the raccoons and rats think they are stealing fish and chips, especially when the hot summer sun refries the scraps.

But wait. I’ve heard it suggested that scraps be stored in a freezer. That’s just what I want in the freezer.

I know this new initiative is full of good intentions, but I feel some rethinking is necessary. I would have much rather seen a program to recycle Styrofoam. Surely this is a bigger environmental threat than food scraps.

Ken E. Dedrick,


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