The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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.

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