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  • The Government has allocated $250 million to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for the procurement of new garbage trucks.
  • The remaining $5 million will go towards engaging the services of a consultant/firm to assist in preparing a proposal for implementation of an ‘End of Life Tyre Facility’ to manage the risks caused by discarded tyres at the island’s disposal site.
  • The NSWMA was established in April 2002 to effectively manage and regulate the collection and disposal of solid waste in Jamaica.

The Government has allocated $250 million to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for the procurement of new garbage trucks.

The sum is part of $255 million provided to the agency in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives.

The remaining $5 million will go towards engaging the services of a consultant/firm to assist in preparing a proposal for implementation of an ‘End of Life Tyre Facility’ to manage the risks caused by discarded tyres at the island’s disposal site.

The NSWMA was established in April 2002 to effectively manage and regulate the collection and disposal of solid waste in Jamaica.

The Authority aims to safeguard public health and the environment by ensuring that domestic waste is collected, stored, transported, recycled, reused or disposed of in an environmentally sound manner, through public education and enforcement.

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