Monday, January 31, 2011
Haags Bosch landfill to be opened tomorrow
The access road to the Haags Bosch landfill
Solid waste in the city, the disposal of which has posed several challenges, will be accepted at the new landfill sanitary facility at Haags Bosch, East Bank Demerara, from tomorrow, the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development said at the weekend. This will greatly enhance the city’s ability to cope with solid waste management and bring much needed relief to residents.
No disposal will be done at the Mandela dumpsite, Le Repentir from tomorrow, as this will be completely closed in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations.
The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Nigel Dharamlall, told the media that stern action will be taken against persons found dumping garbage at the Mandela site.
All drivers of vehicles transporting garbage to this new site are asked to do so in such a manner as to avoid littering the streets along the route, the ministry advised.
Access to the facility is through the new access road leading to the site which is at the boundary between Eccles and Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara.