RUB­BISH PROB­LEM IN NAUSORI TOWN

Fiji Sun - - SUNCITY - Rub­bish lit­tered around Nausori Town. Shalveen Chand Edited by Caro­line Ratu­cadra

Peo­ple liv­ing out­side Nausori Town have been dump­ing rub­bish in the town area dur­ing the early hours of the morn­ing.

Spe­cial ad­min­is­tra­tor Nausori Uma Kant Pa­tel, said house­hold kitchen wastes were seen scat­tered in front of Deo­jis Footwear in the main street and a few other places.

He said they have found that peo­ple liv­ing in ru­ral Nausori were bring­ing their house­hold refuse and putting it in the town. “We re­mind busi­nesses not to take out rub­bish at night on Satur­days or any other day.

Fur­ther, rub­bish is picked in the cen­tral busi­ness district only from Mon­day to Satur­day from 8am to 9.30am.” Mr Pa­tel said.

“It is scav­enged by dogs when it’s placed at night. The coun­cil’s health department was li­ais­ing with the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture to trap stray dogs in town.

“Stray dogs are seen in town and it’s be­cause of this kitchen wastes dumped on streets, which the stray dogs feed on. I hope com­mon sense will pre­vail and cit­i­zens take own­er­ship of keep­ing Nausori clean.”

Mr Pa­tel said in­dus­trial waste was not the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the

Nausori Town Coun­cil and its dis­posal was the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the com­pa­nies.

He said banks had a re­spon­si­bil­ity of pro­vid­ing bins where they have ATM’s or Au­to­mated Teller Ma­chines.

He said the coun­cil would con­tinue to mon­i­tor il­le­gal and im­proper dump­ing in the town area and any­one found breach­ing this would be fined be­tween $40 and $200.

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