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Garbage collection affected by faulty equipment- DWM 2012 Report

- Anegada contractor allegedly provided poor service to public
Malfunctioning equipment by garbage collection contractors were some of the factors that affected the garbage collection system in certain parts of the Territory in 2012, according to the Department of Waste Management’s Annual Report of 2012 laid in the House of Assembly (HOA) by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton on July 25, 2013. Photo: VINO
The dumpsite at Nutmeg Point, Anegada. According to the Department of Waste Management Annual Report of 2012, the contractor in Anegada continued to provide poor service to the public. “This particular contractor frequently skipped collection days and was late in providing his service,” the 2012 DWM Report alleged. Photo: VINO/File
The dumpsite at Nutmeg Point, Anegada. According to the Department of Waste Management Annual Report of 2012, the contractor in Anegada continued to provide poor service to the public. “This particular contractor frequently skipped collection days and was late in providing his service,” the 2012 DWM Report alleged. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Malfunctioning equipment by garbage collection contractors were some of the factors that affected the garbage collection system in certain parts of the Territory in 2012, according to the Department of Waste Management’s Annual Report of 2012 laid in the House of Assembly (HOA) by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton on July 25, 2013.

According to the report, all of the contractors continued to provide service without disruption, with the exception of the services provided in the Second District and the North Sound, Virgin Gorda.

“The contractor in the Second District experienced repeated breakdowns in service during the final quarter of 2012 due to malfunctioning equipment. Then the company that provided services in North Sound experienced the most breakdowns in service due to malfunctioning equipment. In fact, the said contractor’s last day of service for 2012 as November 7, 2012. Therefore, the contractor that provides service in The Valley, Virgin Gorda was utilized to carry out collection services in North Sound,” the report stated.

The report also stated that the amount of complaints received pertaining to neglect of bins was minimised, however, the contractor in Anegada continued to provide poor service to the public. “This particular contractor frequently skipped collection days and was late in providing his service,” the 2012 DWM Report alleged. 

Bulky waste around dumpsters paint negative picture of Territory

The Department of Waste Management said it continued to remove bulky waste from around residential dumpsters. “This is an ongoing problem that forces us to rent equipment in order to correct the situation. It is anticipated that with the revamping of the Litter Wardens in 2013, this issue will be minimized or fully eliminated.”

The bulky waste around the dumpsters, according to the DWM Report, continues to paint a negative picture of the Territory to our many daily visitors. “Admittedly, it is a struggle to keep these sites clean and sanitary. Additionally, there is still the ongoing issue of private business dumping their waste and other hazardous materials into the dumpsters. It is hoped that with the revamping of the Litter Warden programme that this too, and other littering issues will be resolved.”

Consequently, the DWM said it continued to receive numerous reports and thus conducted lengthy investigations of illegal dumping throughout the Territory in 2012. “This resulted in monies that should be used elsewhere, being spent on to clean these dumpsites. Without the effective legislation and enforcement these illegal dumpsites will continue to be a reality,” the report concluded.

10 Responses to “Garbage collection affected by faulty equipment- DWM 2012 Report”

  • ABC (14/08/2013, 14:48) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    If we are experiencing break down now, just give these Chinese trucks which the Minister is selling to the Government a few more mths and and you going to see thing.
  • ooooo (14/08/2013, 15:40) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    skelly is making excuses to bring in more trucks and garbage bins from china
  • ----------- (14/08/2013, 15:56) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Naa the truck are local only one man shop in china sorry two and they both have business in Fish bay
  • kevin (14/08/2013, 16:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    TIME FOR RESPECT AND SHOW OF GRATITUDE for the achievements of Dancia as it was her in her wisdom who empowered the locals with garbage trucks today they all doing well because of her!!!
  • big bucks (15/08/2013, 12:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Security seems to be big $$$$$
  • bb (15/08/2013, 20:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Call big Bruce for help
  • Village Girl (16/08/2013, 05:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Greener pastures is a way of life..that is why the China connection


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