Blue-box bupkes

BRUCE RHODES

August 8, 2008

Richmond Hill, Ont. -- It is residents who don't want to waste time returning empty beverage containers for a refund who have triggered the latest recycling issue (Toronto Plans Crackdown On Blue-Box Scavengers - Aug. 7). I salute those who take the initiative to divert materials to their intended destination; when they get compensated for doing so, fair enough.

As for residents who don't want to be disturbed by people rummaging in their blue boxes, the solution is simple: Return your empties to the Beer Store. Scavengers don't want to waste time, either; they remember which homes offer the best pickings.