NSWMA clamping down on illegal dumping in Bedward Gardens
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) says it will be taking steps to halt the illegal dumping of waste on an open lot in Bedward Gardens in August Town, St Andrew.
This morning the agency alongside police personnel and other stakeholders toured the site on which garbage is being piled up.
In an article published in The Sunday Gleaner, Bedward Gardens residents said truck drivers dump their waste on the open lot instead of travelling to the established dump in Riverton.
Chief Technical Officer at NSWMA, Audley Gordon, said the agency has launched a probe into the illegal activity.
Gordon said the NSWMA condemns illegal dumping and will do what’s necessary to stop these activities.
He says the NSWMA will be undertaking a plan of action against the illegal dumping but declined to provide details.
Gordon, says going forward, the agency’s enforcement team along with the police will be closely monitoring the illegal dump.
He also said the NSWMA will be meeting with stakeholders on the matter.