Letters: Illegal dumping will increase

With closure of disposal service drop off, garbage will increase in unwanted locations

Re: Sooke Disposal’s closing of their drop-off yard:

Although the closing of SDL’s dump site is reportedly temporary, subject to finding a new location, I really don’t think that all of Sooke’s drop-off residents are going to find this situation palatable.

While most of us are responsible residents who can make alternate arrangements without much hassle during the dumping void, there are those in Sooke, just as in any other outlying community – that won’t really warm to the idea of driving into Langford with their weekly garbage bags. As for driving to Hartland Avenue Landfill from Sooke, well that’s not even  realistic.

Just a heads-up to local (especially secluded) property owners here in Sooke, and to Sooke council: be on your guard for a possible increase in illegal dumping while SDL is in limbo. (By the way, I’m not a drop-off customer myself – I have weekly pickup.

G.R. Saunders

Sooke