I think they have our recycling program utterly wrong.
First off, I have no idea why it would take anybody extra time to sort their recycling. If you sort as you go, there's no extra time involved. Get a few extra bins.
In regards to the garbage, it's picked up biweekly in Burnaby. I'd put money on the fact that this house doesn't have the maximum-sized bin, which is 360L. For two households, that's 90L per week.
If you're exceeding that, you're not recycling or living a pretty wasteful lifestyle.
Furthermore, Burnaby will pick up any large items any time you want for free. If you're nice, they'll pick up extra garbage if you give them a good reason. I've done this.
I've worked plenty with Burnaby sanitation through the years. They're fantastic. The entire program is top-notch. Complaining that it's different than the past community that one lived in seems rather petty to me.
Ryan Clare, Burnaby