Don’t close the re-use shed

Editor: I was disappointed to see again in the local paper threats of closing the recycle shed.


I was disappointed to see again in the local paper threats of closing the recycle shed as it is such a positive step in the right direction. It is too bad that a small minority abusing this has created an excuse to reopen the subject.

The majority of people follow the rules. The recycle shed is a place where neighbours can share with each other still usable items they no longer need. The money saved by sharing can then be spent on other items that are needed.

In a province that has the dubious distinction of having the most children living in poverty it is too bad large cities can’t do the same and stop dumping good items in landfills.

I am not in favour of charging local residents to use the recycling areas. Burns Lake residents are always really generous in helping others so I would think closing this facility would not be popular.

When I’ve stopped at the shed my only suggestion would be a sign stating what time of day the employees clean it out so residents could plan when to drop off items or check for items they need.

I am impressed with the helpful and hardworking employees and I feel happy about this use of our tax money.

Helen Brown



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