Victoria residents will soon recall with fondness the days when garbage was collected weekly. Beginning in February we’ll only hear the hydraulic trash-truck squashing our rubbish on a by-monthly basis.
In February we are having a rare GARBAGE ECLIPSE. Be warned neighbours, don’t sleep through this rare event! On our street the garbage truck will rumble by just ONCE in the whole month of February! Dear neighbours mark February 15th in your calendars and circle it in RED or you will be left holding your burgeoning bucket and bags until March!!! Cancel your Valentine’s Day party plans, you’ll need to spend that evening marshalling your two-week’s store of garbage!
Yes, garbage collection is now a planned event. Miss it and, BANG!, you’ll wind up contending with a month’s worth of it! I diligently went onto the City of Victoria’s web site, www.victoria.ca, and followed the handy front page “Kitchen Scraps and Garbage: Collection Day Reminders” link to learn on which days my now (with stat holidays and all) bi-monthly collections days would fall. I carefully plotted these onto my Outlook calendar, adding generous reminder times. We’re prepared! Victoria will also help us remember. On their site (see above link) along with a wealth of information about the new collection system, they make this helpful offer:
"Sign up for text, email, voice mail, Twitter, or iCalendar collection day reminders. A collection day reminder app will also be available in February. View your Collection Schedule online to see when your first collection day is."
Brand New Cans & Kitchen Scrap Containers
To ease us into this new garbage planning regime we’ve had delivered to our doors new trash cans and, ta da! Kitchen scrap containers. All our food waste will go in the latter and, with that and all the host of recyclables we can now shuttle elsewhere, we should have a lot less garbage. That’s a good thing!
What can you make of GARBAGE?
For example: Grab A Real Big And Greasy Eel! Yeah, you can do better than that. We’ll give a real non-garbage prize to the best GARBAGE sentence. Enter by emailing the Rosie team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may, of course, write to us about anything (and/or comment on this blog).
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