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The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has warned persons using the Spur Tree road, Manchester, to dispose of their garbage, that they will face prosecution under the Anti Litter Act.
The warning came from Public Cleansing Officer attached to the NSWMA, Joan Blake, as she addressed the monthly joint meeting of the Swaby’s Citizen’s Association at the Swaby’s Hope New Testament Church of God, Manchester, Sunday (February 28).
“Recently, we spent a day and cleared the area of dumped waste. It is a no dumping area, and shortly we will be ticketing persons who dump all kind of things there,” she told the audience.
The NSWMA official noted that they have started to make consistent and regular visits to communities to collect waste, adding that the illegal dumping must end.
The collection day for Swaby’s Hope and surrounding areas, is on Saturdays, she disclosed.
She also advised that the practice of persons putting sharp instruments and dead animals into waste containers should desist.
“The containers are not placed there for that, and it is a hazard to the health of the sanitation workers,” Mrs. Blake said.

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