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  • Deputy Mayor of Savanna-La-Mar, Councillor Danree Delancy, says funds have been identified by the NSWMA for the establishment of a Transfer Station for Westmoreland.
  • This is expected to improve efficiency in the management of garbage throughout the parish.
  • Councillor Delancy said the transfer station in the parish would drastically reduce the cost of repairs to the vehicles.

Deputy Mayor of Savanna-La-Mar, Councillor Danree Delancy, says funds have been identified by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for the establishment of a Transfer Station for Westmoreland.

This is expected to improve efficiency in the management of garbage throughout the parish.

“We at the Westmoreland Parish Council are very happy that this (transfer station) is now coming on stream. This will definitely help to improve the efficiency of garbage collection in Westmoreland,” the Deputy Mayor told JIS News, after chairing the Parish Council monthly meeting in Savanna-La-Mar, on June 12.

Councillor Delancy said the transfer station in the parish would drastically reduce the cost of repairs to the vehicles which take garbage on the long journey to the Retirement Dump in Montego Bay.

“The government will also be making massive savings on petrol cost as well as making the agency (NSWMA) far more responsive to the demanding needs of garbage collection within the parish,” the Deputy Mayor informed.

Regional Operations Manager at the NSWMA/Western Parks and Markets (WMP) Waste Management Limited, Eifert Daley, told JIS News that as soon as the funds are released, work would commence on the transfer station.

“I am calling on residents across the parish to practise better garbage collection and disposal management as most of what we see dumped for transfer to Retirement, could very well be used in their backyard gardens and compost heaps. Households/residents should separate their garbage and ensure that only bottles and tins and other related material are thrown in the containers,” Mr. Daley appealed.