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Getting trashed 

To Lezlie Lowe,

Great article! I moved from a small town to the big city and I live in an apartment building that does not require the tenants to separate their organics. I was shocked, so I called HRM on the matter. Town houses have to separate their waste, but buildings with more than six units are not required to. This stumps me. I had to get a green bin included in the garbage area only to be ridiculed for doing my part in helping the environment. It was "my" fault that the garbage stank and that animals were roaming the neighbourhood because of the organics. Um, would it be possible that it's because of these asses, who don't sort their garbage and whose bags are ripped open by crows and gulls, that the neighbourhood is littered all the time? I am so tired of "narrow minded" people who feel it's OK to not follow the rules.

I've also noted that some people living in single dwellings in this area do not recycle. I feel the clear bags can help and a fine should be in order for those who do not comply. Too bad there isn't more of an incentive for those people to recycle their organics...apparently looking after mother earth doesn't do it for them. Children have to do it in school (are taught to actually) only to be ridiculed by their family at home.

If the garbage police were to come around my street, they'd be handing out fines left, right and centre and would make a few dollars from it too! I believe that the rules need to be enforced and that all residential dwellings should comply.

By A child of mother earth

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