I had this email sent to me today and thought I would pass it along:
Jean Martin, who was a leader in getting our recycling depot going and who keeps track of it’s operation for our PR Environmental Society has sounded an alarm.
The depot is cutting back hours to save money. Jean thinks they are making a big mistake by choosing to close on Saturday instead of Monday or another weekday. Saturday is a family recycling day and probably one of the depot’s higher volume days.
Please come out and support Jean and her presentation to the Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District meeting Friday evening at 7:00 PM at the SQCRD office (on McBride between the video store and the courthouse.) That’s this Friday April 16th.
If you can’t make it on Friday, but agree that the recycling depot should stay open on Saturdays, consider picking up the phone and giving the Regional District Office a call to tell them so: 250-624-2002. That’s what I did!
saturday isnt a high volume day there . they get a lot of bottles cans etc from terrace and outer lying communities when they get the big trucks in is when they keep busy and they dont run on the weekends. yes saturday is busy for the 2 people there those days but not as high of a volume as you think
It seems like guitargirl is just passing along information–I don’t think she herself is making the claims.
I definitely think keeping it open on Saturdays and closing on a week day would be better for the public. If Saturday is indeed the highest volume day, I wonder if the recycling depot has more staff working to meet the volume–if that’s the case then they may have chosen Saturday to close because it means the biggest savings.
I would be in the same boat as you Mig, my better half might be able to get it done but would need to have it all in the car and race there after work. And yes your previous statement is fact, sorry to get your hackles up this early.
Opps I just called and left a msg that if they need to curtail hours, how about opening later or closing early during the week? Whats the info on curbside pickup I would def be interested in that as well.