During the last 18 months I alone threw out a huge 30” TV, a laptop computer, and a Play Station 3 that all failed and either couldn’t be fixed or would have been too costly to fix. And no I haven’t replaced them all because I am on ODSP, but I do have a new computer (A desktop this time that can be fixed instead of only thrown out, and upgraded too). And it is not unusual for someone moving out of an apartment to leave behind some electrical equipment or pots and pans, which can now be recycled instead of just dumped. If this is occurring at every apartment building in Barrie then it is a good start to this as even people who do not live at the apartments could put their stuff in them instead of having to throw them in the garbage simply because they cannot, for one reason or another, bring them to an electronics recycler’s location and during their open times. I hope the landlords aren’t paying for the bins to be emptied, because then they’ll be blocking other people in the neighbourhoods from contributing their stuff to be recycled.
Now if someone would do something about the many open pipe ends sticking out of the ground and other hazards at the lakeshore area it would be nice too. Every time I come across these hazards and see little children nearby, or think about a cyclist falling into one of them, it really makes me mad that the city is still ignoring this a couple of years after I told them about these threats. What does it take to have someone go around to record these dangers and send others out to reduce or eliminate them? Too many people don’t really care about offering quality in their job performances, or about acting with concern for others in OUR community.
Well at least I got to see something good happening right in the society I live in for a change in this case of electronics recycling, instead of always only seeing or encountering the destruction, immorality, selfishness, abuse and vanity you find on the mainstream news and everywhere all the time.