Nasinu res­i­dents wel­come daily rub­bish col­lec­tion run

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SWASHNA CHAND Edited by Percy Kean swashna.chand@fi­jisun.com.fj

Nasinu res­i­dents say they are happy with the new rub­bish col­lec­tion regime in­tro­duced by the Nasinu Town Coun­cil that be­gan on Mon­day this week.

The coun­cil has be­gun col­lect­ing kitchen waste ev­ery week day. Pre­vi­ously, rub­bish was picked up twice a week.

Se­lau Tikoisuva from Kal­abu, Nasinu, said they were de­lighted with the “very good” daily sched­ule.

“It pre­vents us from dig­ging a hole in the back­yard to bury the ex­cess rub­bish which piled up due to the old sched­ule,” he said.

“Daily rub­bish col­lec­tion cre­ates a beau­ti­ful, healthy and at­trac­tive en­vi­ron­ment.”

Asi­abibi Ali from Kal­abu, Nasinu, wel­comed the daily rub­bish col­lec­tion.

“It’s the best idea,” she said “It also re­duces the smell of rub­bish rot­ting , cuts pol­lu­tion and de­creases risks of dis­ease out­break.

“Rub­bish un­col­lected is scat­tered by dogs if it is left on the road for days.”

Un­der the Gov­ern­ment’s 20182019 Na­tional Bud­get the Min­istry of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment was al­lo­cated ad­di­tional fund­ing of $1.15 mil­lion to sup­port the col­lec­tion of rub­bish from in­for­mal set­tle­ments and in ar­eas within the town bound­aries.

Photo: Sheenam Chan­dra

Kal­abu res­i­dent Ab­dul Shamim putting away his garbage for col­lec­tion in Nasinu on July 11, 2018.

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