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Trash warning

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Trash warning

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Government intends to go beyond mere appeals as far as illegal dumpers are concerned.

Following the Sanitation Service Authority’s (SSA) cleaning of the perennial illegal dumping site in Fairchild Street, The City, Minister of Environment Trevor Prescod yesterday issued a warning to the lawbreakers who continued to dispose of their refuse there and across the island.

Speaking during the clean-up exercise on River Road, he said if people did not respond to moral suasion, he would have to turn to legislation to get their attention.

“We are now at a contemporary age where people are now speaking about the separation of garbage, but Barbadians put anything, anything, they want to reject as garbage,” he added.

Noting the spot by the Fairchild Street Market was not an area maintained by the SSA, the minister said a private waste hauler was responsible for clearing the spot. (AD)


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