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  • The National Solid Waste Management Authority’s (NSWMA) public cleansing programme in Falmouth has been improved, with the addition of a new garbage compactor to its fleet.
  • The unit, which is valued at $25 million, was donated by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), under its Resort Upgrading Programme, in tandem with the NSWMA’s Falmouth Re-Development, Public Cleansing and Beautification Plan.
  • Expressing appreciation for the vehicle, Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Garth Wilkinson, said it will be used in enhancing the aesthetics of Falmouth and its immediate environs

The National Solid Waste Management Authority’s (NSWMA) public cleansing programme in Falmouth has been improved, with the addition of a new garbage compactor to its fleet.

The unit, which is valued at $25 million, was donated by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), under its Resort Upgrading Programme, in tandem with the NSWMA’s Falmouth Re-Development, Public Cleansing and Beautification Plan.

The official handing over ceremony was held in Water Square, Falmouth, on Friday (January 30).

Expressing appreciation for the vehicle, Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Garth Wilkinson, said it will be used in enhancing the aesthetics of Falmouth and its immediate environs.

He lauded the collaborative effort of the Trelawny Parish Council, the UDC, the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing and NSWMA, which resulted in the acquisition of the unit.

“This is an addition to what we have to enhance our (garbage collection) capability in this parish,” Mayor Wilkinson told JIS News, noting that the new unit will assist in the council’s focus on maintaining a healthy parish.

For her part, Community Integration Manager for the UDC, Lisa Golding said that while the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the endeavour was signed from 2011, there were various challenges that caused a delay in the final delivery.

“This is the last component of a project which we were doing to upgrade the town. We do have other projects that we are currently working on in the town, including road improvement on Tharpe Street and other streets, as we continue to work to redevelop the Falmouth area,” Ms. Golding said.

In his remarks, the NSWMA’s Regional Operations Manager, Eifert Daley, said the 8,000 cubic yard capacity compactor is assigned to serve the resort town and will assist the NSWMA’s garbage collection efforts in nearby townships as needs dictate.

 

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