There is some concern among volunteers and local charity organizations in the County over municipal plans to install three electronic waste bins at transfer sites and them taking away from fundraising events.
On Thursday, the Committee of the Whole Councillor Gordon Fox asked for discussion surrounding the issue of the County getting in on the e-waste collection, now that Quinte Waste Solutions no longer provides the service in the municipality.
A letter from Phil St-Jean, Past President of the Kinsmen Club of Picton stated the Kinsmen raised over $4500 last year as their share of proceeds from e-waste collection events. He asked that council hold off on installing the bins saying it could put charities at risk by competing.
Commissioner of Engineering, Development and Works Robert McAuley said he was concerned that if the County didn’t offer the service now, the e-waste would end up in the garbage because people didn’t have the option to drive to the fundraising events.
Councillors Lenny Epstein and Steve Graham suggested dedicating the bins to a selected charity each week or month.
No decision was made on the matter as it was only up for discussion.