Hurry up and wait 2 hours

By , 9 September 2007 09:52

My neighbour was storing her trash on the porch of her house since the Vancouver municipal workers strike began almost two months ago. It wasn’t a problem for me because I did not know about that until Tuesday when I went up there and noticed the flies and smell.

I used a C.A.N. vehicle on Thursday and went over to the North Shore Transfer Station

Both CBC Vancouver and CKNW decided that this was a major story Thursday, so it was a bit weird to be in the lineup that they were talking about during their broadcasts.

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At the Dollarton Hwy bridge. The turnoff to the North Vancouver Transfer Station is just past the trees, but traffic control makes me go down three stop lights, do a U turn and wait in line.

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An hour later, I am now on the road leading directly to the the NVTS.

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Someone else thinks it is important to get a picture of this lineup from a different angle

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Two hours later, in the facility itself. They load trucks like this to take to the interior of BC and return with wood chips.

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With the strike on, they have to fill any kind of truck with waste and coming back with an empty load. Not very cost effective there.

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Almost in the cave

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Finally dumped my garbage after more than 2 hours in line and almost 3 hours on the road. Notice the steam/smoke rising from the mound in the top right corner. The stench is overwhelming and because the effluent is everywhere. My shoes ended up stinking in the vehicle after I left. I cleaned it up.

P.S. I turned the vehicle off every time I was stopped in line.

P.P.S. My neighbour now has a bokashi bucket.

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