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MARIA BRADSHAW, mariabradshaw@nationnews.com

Added 03 November 2018


Mounds of plastic bottles, aluminium cans, card and other recyclables stored at Vaucluse, St Thomas. The Ministry of Health has ordered them removed from site in 28 days. (Picture by Maria Bradshaw.)

The Ministry of Health has shut down Project Recycle’s new operation at Vaucluse, St Thomas.

Two weeks ago THE NATION reported that heavy-duty equipment was at the location, but managing director Anderson Cherry insisted that no recycling was taking place and they were only levelling, clearing and debushing the land.

However, the day after the story appeared, officials from the Ministry of Health descended on the property and uncovered waste material such as plastic bottles, cans, and card, which had been removed from Cherry’s controversial recycling plant at Lower Estate, St George, which was also shut down by the ministry, this same time last year.

Both operations were being carried out without the relevant permissions. The ministry then issued a cease and desist notice, giving Cherry 28 days to remove all of the waste and equipment from the site. (MB)

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