A heavy burden

I will most certainly stop recycling should BFI expect me to rent a recycling container that must be kept outside.

I don’t know about anyone else but I will most certainly stop recycling should BFI expect me to rent a recycling container that must be kept outside.

I’m on disability, very low income. I can’t afford another expense even if it’s 10 bucks a month. As it is, I must rent a room out in my home just so I don’t lose my home. I will never get to experience living on my own again, unless by some miracle I win the lottery.

Not only that, but now I’d be expected to fill a box in my home with all my recycling, then transfer it to the box outside and then roll the container to the curbside. I’m on disability for a very good reason. I don’t just have a few aching muscles pretending to render me useless. I have a few crippling diseases.

As for your poor employees getting hurt. It doesn’t help when they’re twisting their entire bodies while throwing the recycle box up to empty into the truck. Perhaps you should teach them proper movements for picking up more than 20 pounds of stuff. I had to learn that when I worked with heavy equipment parts in the past. Proper lifting skills don’t apply to your employees who pick up the recycling. I’ve seen that enough times.

Wendy Tapping

Penticton