Garbage mistakes made

Dear Editor:

“So, what do you think of the new garbage contract for Rimbey?”

This is what I’m asked every day.

The new mayor and council thought the new contract and service would be better, when in fact it has proven to be quite the opposite.

I have served this town for almost 15 years and I am shaking my head at what I am witnessing. When I am told that an elderly lady with a walker can’t have half a bag picked up and is expected to have a can with a tight fitting lid to the curb, I am shocked and disappointed. I pride myself on my service to the community and al- though I do agree there should be a limit, this is ridiculous.

I also feel the loss of the transfer site was the biggest mistake by far. There was no research done on the cost effectiveness or feasibility of turning it into a recycle depot and I don’t understand why it couldn’t have been a combination effort. Leave it as a transfer station but also have the Lions relocate their depot there and all work together for the betterment of our town.

I am disappointed at losing not one but three jobs in one month but it’s dog eat dog when it comes to politics.

I feel bad for those who are affected by the new system in place and I think, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Customize it.”

But then again, nobody asked my opinion.

Robert Blondin,

the former garbageman of Rimbey