It isn't hard to sort, freeze and discard food waste
Re. “Frozen waste” (Letters, The Tri-City News, May 27).
Stop complaining about the small amount of smelly food that you need to get rid of — your freezer cannot be that full. Lots of people have so much frozen food that is old and past its best-before date, they have forgotten to use and that is usually what takes up space.
I have been freezing the very smelly compostable stuff since the city of Port Coquitlam invited us to deposit all kitchen waste into our green waste bins. This is usually just small amounts of leftover fish bones and skin and crab and shrimp shells, and chicken and some meat scraps. It does not take up much space as it is only there for no more than a week. We make sure to bury it deeply within the green waste bin so no smells emit from it on pick-up day.
A little work has helped to reduce our amount of regular waste pick-up to a small bag of kitchen garbage each week and another for the bathrooms, and maybe another from the rest of the household — not much compared to what we used to throw away.
We all need to start thinking about how we can reduce our imprint on the world by throwing less stuff away. Think about recycling whenever you go to purchase something — look at the packaging, all the wasted material that comes with everything that we consumers buy. Can that all be recycled? Most of it can but there is still a lot that cannot.
Getting on with reducing waste by using the green waste bins has helped us all reduce our imprint. I’m glad that I live in Port Coquitlam.
Suzanne Queiroga, Port Coquitlam