On Oct. 1, I had occasion to go to the landfill with some waste from my household.
As with every time I visit the landfill, as we entered the site I commented, “I hate coming here as I always get a flat tire.”
We weighed in at the scale and were informed that the small love seat we were disposing of would have a bulk disposal charge, minimum of $10.
Needless to say, I was not impressed when the entire bill came to $21.15 for only 235 kilograms.
We then continued on our way into town and at the first place we stopped at to pick up some things. Yup, there is the flat tire.
Next stop was the tire shop to have it repaired, at a cost to me of $24.99. Total cost to dispose of 235 kg of waste now is up to $46.14.
A minimum charge on “bulky waste” only serves to make residents think of other ways to dispose of such items and it shouldn’t be a surprise when we are out enjoying the countryside to see the odd couch or box spring out there — some folks can’t afford or will not pay these tipping fees.
As to the flat tire, clean up the yard, people. It was a screw in my tire, most certainly picked up at the landfill. Either that or repay me for the flat.
This is most definitely not the first time for me to get a flat there.