Letters: Shame on garbage dumpers

Appropriate place for garbage is not over someone's fence

The morning of Sept. 8 we found a pile of bags and boxes of what appeared to be possibly some leftovers from a garage sale or maybe just some no longer needed “stuff.”  It actually was mostly garbage and it was dropped over the fence at the entrance to Frances Gardens Co-op and left strewn about for our members to look at and have to clean up.

It was mostly childrens items such as books, blankets and stuffed animals and other miscellaneous household things.  While we appreciate that you no longer have a need for these things, there are places you can drop them off where they may be shared with others who could use them.  There is also a garbage and recycling depot right here in Sooke so perhaps you could find out where these are located and next time you feel the need to get rid of things, you could take them to

the appropriate places.

It is really a sad thing to see when you are driving around and see piles of garbage just dumped on the side of the road and very frustrating when you find it dumped basically at your front door.  It is also sad that your childrens belongings mean so little to you that rather than pass them on to another child you would choose to dump them for someone else to take care of.

A word of advice: when you take the time to sneak around and do this, you had best make sure there is nothing in the bags and boxes which may indicate who you are.

Also, at the very least, make sure there is nothing in there that could possibly harm children or animals.

Last but not least, shame on you.

G. Sadler

Sooke