NSWMA gets six new garbage trucks

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April 04, 2017
A member of the work crew puts domestic waste in a garbage truck.

The Government has purchased six new garbage trucks at a cost of more than $120 million to serve three of the National Solid Waste Management Authority's (NSWMA's) four regional entities.

The units, which were handed over during a ceremony yesterday at the NSWMA's head office in St Andrew, will serve the Southern Parks and Markets region, comprising Clarendon, Manchester, St Elizabeth; Western Parks and Markets Westmoreland, Hanover, St James, Trelawny; and North Eastern Parks and Market, comprising St Ann, St Mary and Portland.

Each region will receive two units to strengthen collection and transportation of solid waste. Over the past few months, the regional entities have been grappling with non-collection and partial collection of waste in residential areas and some rural communities due to a shortage of garbage trucks.

IMPROVED COLLECTION

"When these trucks hit the road, we are expecting to see significant improvement in garbage collection across the areas that are being targeted. I am pleased that the (NSWMA) has decided to send these trucks to the rural parts of the country," Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, said at the handover ceremony.

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