City aims to transform dumpsites to green spaces

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The City’s Solid Waste Department is urging residents to reclaim their communities and join in its efforts to transform open dumpsites to green spaces.

There are a number of dumpsites across the city, polluting the environment and creating a major eye-sore.

The City’s Solid Waste and Engineering Departments have teamed up to tackle the issue by cleaning up the dumpsites and setting up green spaces – one community at a time.

Walter Narine

Solid Waste Director Walter Narine told News Room that residents just have to make a report of an open dumping site in their community and a team will visit to assess what needs to be done.

“When we receive the report, we will go and examine it and see what types of equipment we need and we will fit it in on weekends,” he stated, noting that residents would be at home on weekends and will be able to participate in the process.

 

“We have this passion to transform Georgetown to this former glory that everyone speaks about and we can only do that with partnership,” Narine stated.

The initiative will cover areas from Agricola, Greater Georgetown to Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown.

Already, the city has cleared up a dumpsite located in South Ruimveldt.

Narine is also urging communities to come together and clean up their surroundings instead of waiting for the municipality to lead the initiative.

Further, the Solid Waste Director is urging persons to desist from dumping their garbage in open spaces.

“We are expending a lot of money to clean the city, weekly, monthly, yearly, so let the contractor do the work, they are being paid by the city, you don’t have to pay them. So if you cut down a tree, the contractor will move it, free of cost,” Narine explained.

Narine urged that if any of the workers refuse to remove garbage, residents can file a report with the Solid Waste Department.

The Department can be contacted on: 223-5316.

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