An improvement to the overall sanitation of communities, a reduction in the pile up of garbage and an improved collection service are among key objectives of a soon to be launched Highway Waste Management Pilot Project.

The project which is an initiative of the Sanitation Service Authority gets under way Monday, April 11 and is being implemented on two routes. It is scheduled to last for one month in the first instance.

Route 1 begins at Brigade House, travels through the precincts of Bridgetown and throughout the greater Bridgetown environs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the route is completed.

The second route is divided into two parts. The first starts at Rock Hall, St. Philip and ends at the Roundabout at the bottom of University Drive, via Highway 7 (the South Coast Road).

The second will continue from the roundabout at the bottom of University Drive, on to the Cement Plant in St. Lucy, via Highway 1. This will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, beginning at 6:00 p.m. until the route is completed.

The public is asked to note that the regular scheduled pick-up services will continue as usual. Residents living in the areas where the pilot project is being executed are asked to put out their garbage as usual and to look out for collection on the normal, scheduled collection days. All trucks taking part in the pilot project will be marked for identification purposes.

For further information about the Highway Waste Management Pilot Project, persons are asked to call 430-5006 or 430-5000.

Author: Aisha Reid/Sanitation Service Authority

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