NSWMA receives 11 trucks
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has received 11 International compactor garbage trucks valued at approximately US$1,658,597 or J$214,788,312 from the Government of Jamaica).
This now brings the total number of new trucks received since the start of the financial year to 28 with a value of more than J$560 million.
The regional entities, SPM Waste Management Limited, WPM Waste Management Limited and MPM Waste Management Limited will each receive three units, while the NEPM Waste Management Limited will receive two units.
Over the past weeks, the number of trucks in operations has been reduced due to varying mechanical challenges. This resulted in both backlog and delay with the collection of solid waste from communities and town centres.
The new trucks are expected to help with the clearing of backlogs and will help to streamline the operations of the regional entities.
Executive director of the NSWMA, Audley Gordon challenged the regional operations managers to maintain assigned collection schedules and work towards improving operations efficiency.