More time to remove garbage from B’s Recycling
The owner and operator of the B’s Recycling facility has been given more time to clear the mountain of garbage at the Cane Garden, St Thomas site.
Minister of Home Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams made that revelation this morning after touring the site along with Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard and other officials from the Sanitation Service Authority.
Abrahams said Government appreciated the cooperation of the facility’s owner, Paul Bynoe for his diligence in attempting to clear the mountain that had developed over a three-year period, but said there still remained a strong possibility of a fire there, which would still create significant challenges for Fire Service personnel should any spontaneous combustion occur.
Maynard revealed that the large amount of metal removed over the last six weeks had allowed firemen to create access roads in various parts of the mountain of metal, but plenty of work still had to be done which would allow them to properly battle any fire.
Abrahams reiterated that B’s would remain closed to business as Bynoe continues to remove metal and other bulk waste from the facility.
The Ministry of Health had served notice on Bynoe in April, closing the facility so the owner could start reducing the high mountain of garbage and also attempt to control a vector problem associated with the garbage.
That notice had given Bynoe 21 days to get the site cleared, but Abrahams said yesterday the operator would be allowed to continue removing waste, and the Ministry of Health would continue to monitor the situation, while reviewing if another time-frame would be granted.