Castries Mayor Peterson Francis has warned restaurants in the capital that his office will ensure enforcement of the law to bring an end to the improper disposal of fatty waste.
In a statement Wednesday, Francis observed that the improper disposal of waste fats clogs City drains.
“We need to continue encouraging businesses to assist in the reduction of pollution and flooding by not putting fat, oil and grease down the drains,” he observed.
“This problem is a big one and whether it is from a health or environmental perspective, food establishments need to take full responsibility or face the law where that matter is concerned,” Francis declared.
He said that waste fats which are quite visible from some restaurants create problems for an already compromised city drainage system.
It’s not the first time that the Castries Mayor has called attention to the problem.
He recently suggested that government agencies responsible for enforcing certain laws, are failing to do their job.
Francis referred specifically to the Environmental Health Department in connection with the problem of improper disposal of fatty waste by restaurants in Castries.
He also mentioned the Department of Human Services when discussing the problem of vagrants in the capital.