Saanich crews clean up the pumpkins left in Mount Douglas Park. (Photo submitted)

Saanich crews clean up the pumpkins left in Mount Douglas Park. (Photo submitted)

LETTER: Cost of pumpkin cleanup in Mt. Doug Park a scare for taxpayers

The cleanup of the Halloween pumpkins left in Mount Douglas Park involved eight Saanich workers, two Saanich trucks, a tractor, a rented DL bin delivered and a full day of work and wages.

I think that our community has no idea that so much of our resources and taxpayers’ money is going to clean up the jack-o-lanterns that people drop off in Mount Doug Park after Halloween. Considering that Saanich already provides a household organics bin, why must they also provide all of that labour for some naive citizens who have no idea what happens to the pumpkins they deposit in the park?

Erin Gilmour

Saanich

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