Some were worried about the additional burden put on themselves and others through municipalities for the additional costs of transporting to the site, some couldn't grasp the concept of having to sort their garbage in the years to come, while others understand the effort of trying to save the environment.
Comments like, "I think it's foolish", "Honestly, I don't think there is any need of changing the dumps" and "The environment will be improved in the region, but at what cost to us?"
Those were three among the 14 responses I received.
One of my favorite responses was in a conversation about the possible increase of illegal dumping.
"At least when you go berry picking you will have a chair or something to sit on."
All joking aside, my own personal worry with the transition to the waste management site is illegal dumping.
This region is absolutely breathtaking and unfortunately littering persistently saturates every nook and cranny of the region, with no sign of stopping, despite consistent education and pleas urging people to drop the nasty habit.
As you take a scenic drive along our coastal communities, there are always fast food restaurant cups and bags to ruin the landscape, among other things.
With littering already a problem in the province - I hope this habit doesn't increase with illegal dumping in backyards, along forest resource roads or near our provincial parks and recreation areas.
Under the Highway Traffic Act it states a person shall not throw, deposit or leave on a highway ordinary litter, rubbish, waste, glass, nails, tacks, scraps of metal or other waste material.
According to RCMP, if a person in this province is found littering, first time offense, a fine of $500 to $10,000 or a term of imprisonment of up to three months or both a fine and imprisonment can be given.
A second offense is a fine of $1,000 to $10,000, with a term of imprisonment of six months or less or again, both a fine and imprisonment.
Hopefully this will deter some from making the mistake of dumping unnecessary garbage into our environment.
Waste not, want not.