As Dominicans prepare for a festive Easter this weekend, the Dominica Solid waste management corporation has issued a calls to organizations, groups and event holders to clean immediately or at least 24hrs after events are held
The corporation and the ministry of health have been concerned about the amount of litter and the lack of health rules being observed at festive times by party holders.
The two departments have been engaging the general public in educational radio programs of some of the standards that should be upheld during festivities.
Jeno Jacob of the Solid Waste Management corporation says there is a penalty enshrined in the litter act of Dominica against those who do not abide by the rules.
Jacob says persons who use a lot of styro-foam materials at parties or for other personal uses should be mindful that if not disposed of properly could result in the spread of leptospirosis.
Jeno Jacob of the Solid Waste Management Corporation
Meantime, two brand new compacter trucks are on island.
The trucks purchased by the Government of Dominica will help strengthen the collection system of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation.
General Manager of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation Florian Mitchel says in an effort to improve waste management on the island, a colour coded 7 zone system will be implemented.
Mitchel says this new system will allow residents to know that truck that is serving their community.
General Manager of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation Florian Mitchel
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