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NSWMA to tackle MoBay rat problem

Published: Tuesday September 18, 2012 | 2:02 pm Comments 0

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), says it is looking at several options for improving garbage collection in Montego Bay, St. James.

A rat infestation problem in the second city has been blamed on a backlog in garbage collection by Western Parks and Markets, which is the regional arm of the NSWMA.

The NSWMA said it is currently looking at how it can reallocate resources to clear the backlog.

The agency said garbage collection on weekends and at nights is among the options being looked at.

Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for Central St. James, Heroy Clarke has claimed that at least 60 collection points in communities across St. James are experiencing serious backlog.

He is proposing that the NSWMA focus on domestic waste and allow private companies to collect the commercial waste.

Clarke also said their needs to be greater enforcement by the NSWMA.


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