Today's letters: Garbage in, garbage out

By Rebecca Dufton, Ottawa Citizen Letter to the Editor, September 6, 2018

Here’s why waste disposal matters

I was disturbed to hear Mayor Jim Watson say that reducing garbage is not a priority among residents. Most people give little thought to what they put out at the curb and don’t care what happens after that. City leaders are doing nothing to create public awareness and encourage more responsible practices.

I believe our politicians need to take a stronger leadership role. It should be a priority to prolong the life of landfills, protect our environment, manage our tax dollars wisely and do what’s best for the future. Think beyond the four-year term. Once the Trail Road site is filled, the city will need to make a major investment in a new facility. It won’t be pleasant and it won’t be cheap.

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