Communal Bin Removal

PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority is seeking the co-operation of the general public as it undertakes the permanent removal of communal bins from the roadsides in several communities. Removal of the said bins is deemed necessary in light of the widespread poor solid waste management practices and non-compliance associated with the bins as well as the health risk posed to residents of the area.

The first exercise will take place at two locations along the Vide-Boutielle Road on June 2, 2017. It includes removal of the bins and a clean-up of the areas to be followed by a beautification exercise. The intervention is expected to result in a visible change at the collection points and help to train the public in proper solid waste management habits as poorly managed solid waste is unsightly, is harmful to the environment and poses a health risk to all residents.

The Authority encourages all citizens to do what is required in order to keep the country clean and to communicate with the Authority at 453-2208/450-7070 with respect to solid waste management issues affecting their community. We can also be reached via WhatsApp at 724-5544.

5 Comments

  1. Samm
    June 2, 2017 at 10:35 am

    This a a great initiative. I can’t wait for the one close to the government house to be removed.

  2. Anonymous
    June 2, 2017 at 10:57 am

    This effort is commendable.
    Finally, every household will take responsibility for the waste that they generate. ALL ROADSIDE COMMUNAL BINS TO BE REMOVED, PRAISE THE LORD!!!

  3. Anonymous
    June 2, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    St. Lucian’s yet again fail at being able to self manage. Project a dismal failure because of non-compliance. Get with the program people!

  4. 7987987987
    June 2, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    “[…] and help to train the public in proper solid waste management habits as poorly managed solid waste is unsightly, is harmful to the environment and poses a health risk to all residents.”
    I find this statement a bit laughable, when you consider the fact that at the moment, garbage bags are simply placed on the ground awaiting collection (sometimes for several hours). This leaves plenty space for rodents and dogs to make a mess with them.

  5. Annie
    June 2, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Amen. Every time I passed there I was feeling sorry for the garbage men that would have to clean up that area in vide boutille

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