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LETTER: Reader says county needs to 'smarten up' with new waste containers

'Simcoe County has shown no thought for seniors at all with these new waste carts,' says Minesing-area resident
2021-05-13 AutoCollect JO-003
Automated cart collection will start in Simcoe County on Nov. 1, 2021, using new wheeled bins.

BarrieToday welcomes letters to the editor at news@barrietoday.com. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following is in response to stories titled 'Garbage collection days changing in parts of Simcoe County' published on July 27, and 'County expects to roll out new waste carts between August, October' published on July 28. 
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Simcoe County has shown no thought for seniors at all with these new waste carts.

My wife and I live on the outskirts of Minesing and we are both in our 80s and have some health problems.

Our driveway is 250 feet long. I wonder how these thoughtless people think we are going to manage these carts.

Also, there isn’t enough room on the side of the road to place these bins, so they would have to be in the driveway.

And with the size of the bins and that they have to be two feet apart, they would block our driveway that we couldn’t get in or out with the car on garbage day. 

How stupid. Hopefully someone smartens up. 

Carl Kuhn
Minesing

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