A Surrey reader said he went for a quick walk the other day and is furious about these photos he took along the 10-block route. (Photos submitted)

Opinion

LETTER: I’m sick of seeing trash everywhere I go in Surrey

Reader says he sees garbage on roads, garbage on sidewalks, garbage in parks and garbage at schools

The Editor,

I moved to Surrey nearly two years ago and I am sick and tired of walking everywhere just to see garbage.

Why is this allowed? I know the city is supposed to clean it up by why are they not cleaning it up successfully? Where is the money that goes into this? What are they doing with it that they can’t hire a bunch of people to clean this up?

It is awful.

I have already complained to the city about garbage everywhere in parks.

I have also complained to a school about garbage being everywhere, as I had to walk my grandchild there daily and felt I was walking him through a garbage dump. I asked the principal if she took pride in her school.

Once when there was a lot of trash where the kids line up (it was there for a week), I had to walk into the school and tell the secretary that someone will get sued if a kid falls in that trash and hurts themselves.

I had to write the school board about it and the city again before that trash actually got cleaned up – and there were a lot of mad parents about it.

I am sick of it!

I am a very frustrated Canadian.

D. Hall, Surrey



edit@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Charges laid in 2019 single-vehicle crash in Surrey that killed young soccer star

Dilpreet Sandhu, 19, faces eight charges in early morning crash that killed Brandon Bassi

White Rock reopens more waterfront parking

East Beach availability boosted for residents, public

Liquor permission considered for White Rock’s Memorial Park

Council mulls business-boosting measures, including picnic benches

Surrey pushing the poor out of Whalley, public hearing speakers say

‘There is a war on the poor here in Surrey,’ resident Dave Diewert tells city council

22 new COVID-19 test-positives, one death following days of low case counts in B.C.

Health officials urged British Columbians to ‘stand together while staying apart’

Federal aid for care home systems needed ahead of second wave, advocates say

Ontario Long Term Care Association calling for more action

B.C. woman, 26, fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B.

Police were conducting a well-being check at the time of the incident

Horgan calls for national anti-racism program; will pitch idea to PM, premiers

Premier John Horgan said he’s horrified by the death of George Floyd in the United States

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Importance of accurate, ethical reporting more critical than ever

Chilliwack dad rescues two young daughters after truck plunges into lake

“I used every single one of my angels that day,” said Dennis Saulnier

VIDEO: Internal investigation into aggressive arrest by Kelowna Mountie

A video allegedly shows a Kelowna Mountie striking a man several times

COVID claims 23rd Langley Lodge patient, making it the deadliest outbreak in B.C.

Coronavirus kills another senior at Langley care home, bringing B.C. total to 166

Family of dead B.C. football star urge changes to mental health policies in hospitals

Uko family disappointed in actions of Regina hospital, hosting public funeral service this weekend

Most Read