Like every employer, safety for the public and my employees is a very important for me.
So it is concerning when I arrive at the Centre and there are a variety of materials including plastic bags, fliers or pieces of cardboard lying on the stairs. This creates significant chances of slipping and falling particularly if someone is carrying something and doesn’t see it.
I mentioned it to one of the team the other day. She commented she had cleaned it up less than 5 minutes ago.
It was a windy day. There were open boxes and loose materials on the dock that had blown onto the steps.
Loose materials at the Centre should be placed in the blue bins along the side of the trailer to avoid this problem.
Loose materials also create a big problem in the trailer parked between Walmart and Canadian Tire. The big doors are opened to empty it. Loose items fall out creating a huge mess on the ground. Some inevitably blows around and must be picked up.
Some of this problem is created by people climbing in the trailer and breaking open bags. We assume they are looking to make some money from empty beer containers.
The other cause is open bags or boxes or materials being dumped loose into the trailer.
It takes three or four people about 45 minutes to empty the trailer at the Centre. By comparison, the trailer from Denare Beach that picks up closed bags and boxes from homes and cardboard at the landfill takes about twenty minutes to unload with very little mess.
New signs have been placed on the trailer in an effort to reduce the problem.