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May Pen Mayor calls for increased garbage collection in parish

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 11:20 PM
Barnswell says Clarendon only has one garbage truck and it is inadequate to combat the problem of garbage pile-up across the parish.

Mayor of May Pen Scean Barnswell is calling for local government minister Desmond McKenzie to address the lack of garbage collection in Clarendon.

Barnswell says the parish only has one garbage truck and it is inadequate to combat the problem of garbage pile-up across the parish.

Barnswell says his office has been receiving numerous calls from residents across the parish about the non-collection of waste, which is becoming a nuisance in several communities.

He says as many as eight weeks go by before garbage is collected in some housing schemes.

He says persons have started dumping garbage on sidewalks and in gullies which block drains and cause flooding during heavy rainfall.

Barnswell says Clarendon residents have been asking the May Pen parish council for help and he is relaying the message to the National Solid Waste Management Authority and the Local government minister for the issue to be immediately addressed.