What do you think of the new waste removal system in Surrey?

What do you think of the new waste removal system in Surrey?
Surrey new garbage cans

We've had the new bins for a month and a half now and it seems to be working well. The 1st week seemed a bit slow in my neighbourhood, but it seems like they have got a rhythm going now.

The garbage and recycling bins seem to be clean enough but the food waste bin is disgusting and it's way too big to get down to the bottom of the bin properly cleaned. I thought I was doing well keeping the waste in the paper bags...but then you add damp grass clippings etc and now the bin starts to have everything stick to it. No amount of water seems to get the bins fully cleaned....

I came across a program being offered in the Lower mainland that would come out and clean your bins on garbage day...not only will they clean the bins but they will sanitize them.

Which after reading up on their hadn't even crossed my mind the bacteria that could potentially be growing in our bins each week. This time of year might not be so bad, but give us even just our token few days of a heat wave each summer and the bacteria will be sure to multiply exponentially.

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I can appreciate that this is yet another cost to people, but the program is a good one. Helping to shrink our landfill sites and forcing the community to think about our children's future in this world. Everyone needs to take a step towards helping to minimize our carbon footprint. This new garbage system is a step in the right direction. If it costs us a little to help keep our homes clean and safe, I am all for it. I finally signed up for "Doggie Detail" and this week was my 1st pick up. They had removed my waste from the bin first thing in the morning on my set removal day before 8:00am. I was impressed. They have my vote, now I hope they hire more people to service actually coming to my home and cleaning up the dog waste... :) Not lazy, but it truly is my least favourite chore.

Will you hire a company to come in and clean your bins or "Doggie Detail" to safely dispose of your dog waste?

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