Yard waste grace period sought

In late June I received, in the mail, the new yard waste pick-up schedule and the new regulations. It said the new container rule for yard waste started July 1. As I already had nine bags of yard waste ready to be picked up, I went to the municipal office and asked if there would be a one pick-up “grace period.”

Dear Editor:

In late June I received, in the mail, the new yard waste pick-up schedule and the new regulations.

It said the new container rule for yard waste started July 1.  As I already had nine bags of yard waste ready to be picked up, I went to the municipal office and asked if there would be a one pick-up “grace period.”

I was told no because they had been trying to get the word out since early May.

I’m sorry, but the mailout was the first word I had heard on the subject.  Perhaps this is because on May 8 I was in a car accident.  After spending four days in Kelowna hospital, I came home and was lucky enough to have my sister to take care of me and the yard.  Any time I was offered transportation (my car was totalled) I went back to KGH to visit my partner, who was in Intensive Care.  He died on June 25.

True, I had not been listening to the radio during that time, but I do receive the Summerland Review and the Penticton Herald.  If there were articles in those newspapers during this time, but I did not see them.

Today was our yard waste pick-up day and I put out the bags, as well as other yard waste as per the new regulations.

They did not take the plastic bags, even though they were opened to show that they contained yard waste.

I believe a one-pick-up grace period should have been given.

Patt Becker

Summerland