Don’t dump tree branches on street – NSWMA

Jamaica Gleaner - - MAPPING MATTHEW -

THE NA­TIONAL Solid Waste Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity (NSWMA) yes­ter­day pleaded with per­sons to de­sist from plac­ing cut­tings from trees along road­ways, as they will ul­ti­mately be washed into drains and gul­lies and cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for flood­ing.

“We wish to re­mind the pub­lic that we have sus­pended col­lec­tion un­til af­ter the pas­sage of Hur­ri­cane Matthew,” the NSWMA said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

“Im­me­di­ately af­ter, the clear­ing of de­bris and the re­moval of solid waste from main roads will be our pri­or­ity, and we as­sure the pub­lic that all ef­forts will be made to do timely col­lec­tion of th­ese items along with sched­uled res­i­den­tial col­lec­tion.”

The NSWMA added: “We take this op­por­tu­nity to en­cour­age ev­ery­one to take all nec­es­sary pre­cau­tion to safe­guard lives and prop­er­ties against the im­pact of Hur­ri­cane Matthew and to re­main in­doors. Mem­bers of the pub­lic may con­tact us at 1-888-2532562 and 448-3220 or send email to nswma1876@gmail.com for up­dates.”

JER­MAINE BARN­ABY/FREE­LANCE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Farmer Hy­acinth Rowe clears up an area of her ba­nana farm along Gros­set Road in Port An­to­nio, Port­land, yes­ter­day.

NOR­MAN GRINDLEY/CHIEF PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

A pile of branches cut from trees at homes was dumped on South Camp Road in Kingston on Sun­day. The cut branches were washed away from where they had been dumped by heavy rains.

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