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Grant wants Bajans to fight against littering

Grant wants Bajans to fight against littering
12 Apr

DLP candidate for St Michael South East, Rodney Grant is urging communities to join the fight against poor garbage disposal in Barbados.

As the man seen in a viral social media video illegally dumping at Lower Burney, St Michael was forced to spend much of the day on Tuesday cleaning up his mess.

The illegal dumping of old appliances, furniture and garbage as shown in a viral social media video was not sanctioned by government.

Instead, the man responsible was taking advantage of efforts by the National Housing Corporation and the Ministry of Health to respond to the concerns of Lower Burney residents, when those Government entities cleared the area of bush, cowitch, bees and giant African snails.

This assertion came DLP candidate Rodney Grant on Tuesday after checks with government officials.

Meanwhile, the man responsible for the shameless act was forced to right his wrongs by purging the area of its trash.

Mr Grant says the fight against such dirty practices must take place at the community level.

He admits that many Barbadians need help disposing of appliances and other household items.

Mr Grant says although the Sanitation Service Authority is experiencing some challenges, he fears Barbados is moving backward in the area of garbage disposal.

Meanwhile after cleaning up the mess, those responsible for the illegal dumping at Lower Burney weren't finished.

Officials say they must also provide environmental officials with a certificate, proving that the items were discarded at a certified dumping ground.

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