GIS:-The removal of the bins is due to poor solid waste management practices.
The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority (SLSWMA) 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-Bouteille Road on June 2. It includes the 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, harmful to the environment, and poses a health risk to all residents.
The Solid Waste Management Authority encourages all citizens to do what is required in order to keep the country clean.
For solid waste management issues affecting their community, contact the SLSWMA at 758.453.2208 or 758.450.7070, and via WhatsApp at 758.724.5544.