Stop littering the city - Kingston's mayor

July 21, 2017
Delroy Williams

Mayor of Kingston Senator Delroy Williams is advising business operators in downtown Kingston to desist their continued improper disposal of garbage.

He said notices will be issued to businesses within the commercial district where the practice of littering in public spaces has become prevalent.

Operators of some businesses have opted to leave their waste piled at the front of their stores.

The mayor stated that in most cases, the garbage is loose and unsecured, and wind and rain often causes the garbage to be blown and carried across the city.

He said the city is expending J$40 million for cleaning drains in anticipation of a very active hurricane season, so the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation will be actively pursing offenders who are deliberately littering the city.

The mayor recently launched a #KleanKingston campaign and has partnered with the Jamaica Environmental Trust and the Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica campaign to improve cleanliness and mitigate litter within the capital.

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