St Catherine councillor pleads with NSWMA


January 13, 2017
A National Solid Waste Management Authority truck.

There is a call being made for a proper garbage disposal system to be immediately instituted in schools in a way that is more environmentally friendly.

The request was made by Rogae Kirlew of the Mount Industry Division of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation.

Kirlew was speaking at the first general meeting of the corporation yesterday.

He told the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) representative that there is an urgent need for the proper removal of garbage from schools in his division.

Kirlew asked the NSWMA to assign a truck as garbage is piling up.

Kirlew, who is principal of Cassava River Primary School, said the schools that are adversely affected include Lucky Valley, Grateful Hill, St Faith, and Mount Industry Primary.

He said that the unhealthy practice of burning must stop as it will affect the student population, teachers and the wider community.

But the NSWMA representative said that there was nothing she could do other than report to her superiors.

All the parish council representatives asked that a more active garbage disposal management system be instituted.

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