I read your article “Metchosin residents sick of being dumped on” (Goldstream News Gazette, May 9)
Great job, by the way!
I would like to add to this article by suggesting the use of motion cameras positioned in the areas that are being used as a dumping ground.
The same type of motion cameras are used by wildlife experts to catch animals in the wild. A person who comes by and dumps garbage will trigger the camera and – presto – a picture is worth a thousand words.
That picture will mean the person(s) will be caught. Word will get out and dumping will decrease. People will be motivated to take their refuse to the dump. The cost of sending out crews and equipment will decrease.
A small cost for a motion camera and a big payoff.
A great follow up story might deter more dumping and motivate better behaviour.
My two cents (oh, the penny is going I will have to find another phrase. My two nickels does not sound right).