LETTER: Illegal furniture dumping needs a better fix

Municipalities need to fund large-scale pickups on set dates, says reader

Re.: The perpetual headache of ‘free-cycling’ (News, Aug.15)

As long as there is no organized pick-up of bulky items by the Capital Regional District or the Greater Victoria municipalities, couches and mattresses will continue to appear on our boulevards.

The money spent by local municipalities to remove discards that don’t fit into a garbage can could be better used to co-ordinate annual or semi-annual pick-up of bulky discards, as is done in many countries.

Not everyone has access to a truck or even a car.

Marie Roulleau

Saanich