COMMUNAL BIN REMOVAL
The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority 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 these bins is deemed necessary in light of the widespread poor solid waste management practices and noncompliance associated with the bins as well as the health risk posed to residents of the areas.
The first exercise took place at two locations along the Vide Bouteille Road on June 2 and included the removal of the bins and a clean-up of the areas, followed by a clean-up exercise. The intervention is expected to result in a visible change at the collection points as well as helping to train the public in proper solid waste management habits; poorly managed solid waste is unsightly, and harmful to the environment, with added health risks to all residents.
The Waste Management Authority encourages all citizens to do what is required in order to keep the country clean, and is encouraging Saint Lucians to communicate issues affecting their community in an effort to maintain a healthy environment for all.