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Lowe for extending garbage project

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Lowe for extending garbage project

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SHOULD Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe have his way, the joint venture with would be extended for another six months.

But until he does, Lowe said he had been asked to provide a comprehensive review of the pilot project which was instituted last year.

Last October, Government contracted four private waste haulers – Williams Liquid & Solid Waste Management Inc., Garbage Masters Ltd, Forde’s Freighting & Rental Services Inc. and Project Recycling Ltd – in a $3.3 million pilot project that saw those companies collecting household garbage in St Lucy, St Peter, St John and St Philip.

While he refused to be drawn into speculation about whether the joint venture had taken some of the pressure off the Sanitation Services Authority (SSA) which, in recent times, had been hamstrung by a lack of compacter trucks, Lowe said the venture was initially slated for a six-month period. (HLE)


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