CLARABELLE PLACE GARBAGE PILE UP FINALLY REMOVED – MAY 6, 2019

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is pleading with Jamaicans to desist from creating informal dumps in communities within the island.

The call comes on the heels of a clean up of a large pile of garbage in the community of Clarabelle Place, St. Andrew. The month long pile up was finally removed, following a CVM Live report. Sanitation workers had promised to remove the trash from the street.

One resident noted that calls were made to the agencies responsible for the clean up but up until May 6th, nothing was done. Residents explained that the garbage was as a result of an irresponsible neighbor and an inoperable truck left on the roadway.

Executive Director of the NSWMA, Audley Gordon, says informal dumps like the one in Clarabelle Place are a common problem across the island and places a burden on the economy of Jamaica.

He added that the NSWMA is making attempts to put enforcement strategies in place to catch the persons involved in illegal dumping. Gordon says that of the nature of the offence will determine the penalty to be applied.