I have found the key to heaven but I cannot find the door.
Get ready to sort your wet tissues from your dry ones Londoners. As expected, the garbage collection situation is soon to get worse and much more expensive besides. So long as municipalities comply with the irrational and unachievable demands of the province in exchange for anticipated funds that are substantially offset by the costs of meeting the demands, the potholes will continue to grow, along with the breadlines.
From our local plea press, a daily forum for Imagine London and their supporters:
London must spend millions of tax dollars, get tougher on recycling, reduce curbside garbage pickup and start collecting table scraps, a new report concludes.Your "incentives" are reduced privacy, forced compliance, and higher property taxes.
Some changes Turner wants the city to implement within the next year or two include:Gord Hume supports the fermenting wasteland, claiming the ambigious conglomerate supports the proposal because it's a damn good idea! Raccoons in London support Gord Hume and have filed a complaint with the human rights commission demanding their species be granted the same rights as human beings and apes. Their case has yet to be heard in London because the human rights specialist is on stress leave and otherwise occupied with her own human rights compliant. However, it is expected that raccoons worldwide will take their case to the UN. Raccoons in Middlesex County are confident that their rights will be in place before the November election. All living things have the right to clean air and essential nourishment.
Controller Gord Hume, who oversaw adoption of the existing recycling and garbage-collection system, was impressed with some of the ideas.My next step is to get out of this town boasting among the highest property taxes in the entire country. I'll pass on the splash pads and hockey hair. Living in London is not worth the cost.
The current four containter limit does not really inconvience most Londoners, but this is only the beginning and council is "gently" preparing us for more aggressive measures. Trash collection is one of the few practical services that are paid for through excessive taxation. Of course, Londoners are forced to fund the city waste removal racket through their taxes, even if they happen to realize that good garbage collection service is not one that is managed on the basis of nonsensical bureaucratic calculations concerning the acceptable amount of trash allowed per household.
Soon citizens will be forced by law to recycle all approved materials, to separate their tampons from their moderately dry tissues, and to compost their kitchen scraps at greater cost for less service. When a service provider is assured of business no matter how incompetent the "business" is run, it doesn't matter about the value you get from your dollar, but only that the trough keepers and popular theorizers are kept happy.
The municipal monopoly over garbage collection, in addition to imposed measures by the province, is to be blamed for the current landfill crisis. If people were paying directly for the cost of disposing of their own trash, rather than passing those costs off to their more frugal neighbours, who are nonetheless required to pay the fees no matter their trash yield or choosen service provider, London Ontario would smell a lot better.
And if you arrived here looking for the garbage calendar outlining the complicated calculus of collection dates, go here.