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Garbage woes hit Trelawny
2012-10-12 08:58:56 | (0 Comments)
Ruddy Mathison, Gleaner Writer
Garbage pile-up in front of the Falmouth market in Trelawny - file photo.
A backlog in garbage collection in Trelawny is causing concern for the Trelawny Parish Council.
Local representative for the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Michael Seivwright, told the monthly meeting of the council yesterday that the agency did not have enough compactors to facilitate a robust garbage collection program.
He said there are only two garbage compactors available to serve the entire parish.
In the meantime, Seivwright has highlighted the problem of illegal garbage dumping in Falmouth, Salt Marsh and Duncans.
He said the NSWMA will be taking the necessary steps to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice in a drive to eradicate such practices.
Responding to the report, Councillor for the Wakefield division, Jonathan Bartley, criticised the NSWMA saying it had failed the public by not carrying out its basic function.
He has also questioned whether the backlog wasn’t because the NSWMA is focusing on commercial waste disposal, which is more lucrative.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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