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Letters: Dumping is illegal and dangerous

Rural resident sick and tired of people dumping garbage. - Submitted
Rural resident sick and tired of people dumping garbage.
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To the person(s) who dumped their garbage on Tregear Road recently. We do not appreciate you dumping your househousehold garbage and lawn debris here.

As we have stated before: We are not the Sooke dump. There is a place for your garbage, needles, syringes and I.V. bags,  The dump is on Sooke River Road and Marilyn Road.

I don’t want to have to rush my dogs into the vet because a needle is hanging out of them, or maybe a child to the doctor because of a needle stuck in their foot. People do hike up here with their dogs frequently.

I know you were cleaning your house up,  but don’t you have garbage collection like everybody else does?  So why did you have to come out here and dump when you got your own garbage can to put it into?

I believe we all have these big blue containers on wheels that say “Sooke Disposal” on them. I do believe this is where our garbage goes. So, if you don’t mind replying to the newspaper with your address, I would love to come and dump my garbage in your yard. Let’s see how you like it, kitty litter, old chicken bones and all types of rotting garbage. It is not a very pleasant sight or smell to see when you drive up the road.

So keep in mind that there is a dump in Sooke and it doesn’t cost that much to drop off your garbage there.  Could you please add that the dumping happened between December 27 and the 29.

It seems that the public does not understand where the dump is.  The dump is not my back yard as the public seems to think this.

I wish Sooke disposal would hurry up and get there butts in gear and find a proper dumping site for the residents of Sooke, instead of people using every off road and private property that they can find.

It is disgusting and dangerous, especially when the public is dumping needles and stuff on the ground in open view. I see that the person who dumped  all of her hospital stuff in our yard, has dropped off some more needles and stuff. This time they emptied all the bags out all over the ground and your pile keeps growing every other day.

So be kind enough and come and clean it up and dispose of it the proper way at the dump.

C. Malooney

Sooke

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