- September 27, 2013 - 12:17
Backyard composting is fine. OPEN backyard composting is not fine, especially when placed up against your neighbour's fence and loosely held in place by tree limbs standing 8 feet high. They're an eyesore, stink and attract pests and rodents. As a result of two of these disgusting piles of rotting vegetation towering over our backyard (which we can no longer use and enjoy after 50 years living there!), I now have to use heavy duty pesticides to prevent the ridiculously high number of insect stings that I had to endure this year - a number that is unprecedented over the 50 years that I've been living there! And you can bet that some of those pesticides are going through the fence and into the offending compost heaps. Although inclined to compost (properly, in an enclosed bin provided by the MMSB), I will NOT participate until the misguided practice of open composting is banned in urban areas. Rant over (for now). Yes, I'm upset!
- September 27, 2013 - 10:58
Maybe the city planning departments can start bumping up minimum lot size in st johns and paradise and end this irresponsible practice of cramming suburbanites into unsustainable situations. Tom is more of a stooge than Charlene Johnson. Our environment will suffer while these fools who could hardly manage a dollar store, keep getting bounced from portfolios that our leaders must neglect. We have these lovely boards, that will figure out some non profit solution that involves our money going to them to pay for composting that is not likely to happen, just like electronics recycling, the problem was nurtured for years, to justify the solution, that is not a solution, just more people, the parties people getting paid out of tax money.
- September 27, 2013 - 08:08
Organic waste...should go good with your Rice Chex Tom. An excellent source of B.S. to replace some of the garbage you regularly spew out.