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,

Langley

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

COLUMN: Some advice to Kinder Morgan from the mushy middle
 
Trinity Western University in Langley sues law society over law school
 
Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children
Large tree taken down in 7 hours
 
COLUMN: Turning garbage into innovation
 
COLUMN: We must take care of our seniors
Initial assessment finds mother unfit to stand trial: defence
 
2 attacks in France raise alarm, call for caution
 
Door-to-door mail service being eliminated in Mission

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.