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Private haulers collect 300 tonnes of garbage so far

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Private haulers collect 300 tonnes of garbage so far

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GOVERNMENT’S DECISION to use private haulers to assist in the collection of garbage is already reaping benefits, with more than 300 000 pounds (300 tonnes) taken off the streets of Barbados in the first two weeks of the project.

And there could be hundreds of tonnes more to be collected within the next fortnight, as some routes still have not been visited in each of the four parishes targeted.

In addition, the private haulers have had to deal with early teething problems and fulfilling all route schedules provided by the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA).

SUNDAY SUN investigations have revealed that in St Philip and St John, two of the larger parishes where the private haulers are being utilised, José Y José Liquid and Solid Waste Management Inc. had collected a whopping 200 tonnes by the end of last week.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.