Persons caught dumping garbage will be charged

first_imgPersons caught dumping garbage behind the Guyana Bank of Trade and Industry (GBTI), Water Street, Georgetown, location— which is home to the John Fernandes Container Wharf— will be prosecuted, Solid Waste Director Walter Narine has said.The disclosure came on Wednesday following a clean-up campaign at the location which had a pile of garbage.The area before it was cleanedThe cleared area following the clean-up exerciseThe exercise, which lasted two hours, saw excavators from the Solid Waste Department, along with a bobcat provided by John Fernandes, being used to remove the garbage which was reportedly dumped by vendors and vagrants.According to Narine, the department is seeking to regulate the area beginning with the clean-up. However, the area is now expected to be monitored by constabulary officers and anyone caught dumping waste will be arrested and prosecuted.“We will monitor the area with constabulary and anyone caught doing that again there, we will prosecute them because I am totally fed up of it,” Narine told Guyana Times.The garbage at the John Fernandes Container Wharf had piled up over a one-week period, despite receptacles being placed at the location.Narine told this publication that person are not using the receptacles but are clearly just dumping the garbage.He is appealing to the vendors to properly dispose of their waste and forewarned that action will be taken.“We are appealing to everybody to have at least a receptacle, vendors they are the major problem because many of them do not have receptacles, they have plastic bags and so but in the interim this is our challenge. This is madness, garbage decomposes within a four-hour period, then you have the leaches, it has a lot of dangerous effects on humans and animals,” Narine cautioned.last_img read more