85 truckloads of garbage removed from city drains

Do not dis­pose of waste in the na­tion’s drains and rivers. This was the ap­peal made by Deputy May­or of Port-of-Spain Hillan More­an yes­ter­day as he point­ed to the clogged un­der­ground drains that emp­ty in­to the East Dry Riv­er.

Not­ing the sty­ro­foam con­tain­ers and soft-drink bot­tles which spilt out of the drain in­to the riv­er yes­ter­day, More­an said: “We are see­ing one of the rea­sons why our rivers are so dirty.

Come to Toco for Easter but bring your garbage bags

Toco is open for Easter.

That's the message thee Sangre Grande Regional Corporation is sending, as its chairman Terry Rondon seeks to get the public to come use the corporation's beaches and rivers.

A statement by the corporation says that the beaches and rivers have been prepared for use on the Easter weekend.

It says that recreational sites from Matelot to Matura are ready for campers and that visitors’ well-being is prioritized in terms of the following:

· TTPS and Municipal Police presence in the area.

Flood garbage lingers in Sangre Grande

An­gry San­gre Grande res­i­dents are call­ing on the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties to en­sure that the huge mounds of garbage which were re­moved from their homes fol­low­ing last month’s flood­ing are now re­moved im­me­di­ate­ly from the road­sides.

They say they now fear an out­break of dis­ease be­cause the garbage is now draw­ing ver­min and smelling up their com­mu­ni­ties.

The garbage, which in­cludes dam­aged ap­pli­ances, soaked mat­tress­es and fur­ni­ture, has been piled up at the front of their homes for the last three weeks and is yet to be re­moved.

Flood garbage piles up in Kelly Village

Res­i­dents of Kel­ly Gar­dens in St He­le­na are plead­ing with the au­thor­i­ties to re­move the garbage that has ac­cu­mu­lat­ed due to their flood clean-up.

Since flood­wa­ters re­ced­ed ear­li­er this week, the res­i­dents have been busy at work try­ing to re­gain some sem­blance of life as they knew it be­fore flood wa­ters in­vad­ed their homes last week­end.

More than half-a-tonne of garbage removed from Invaders Bay

Over half-a-ton of garbage was removed from the Invaders Bay, Port-of-Spain, coastline, on Saturday as employees, friends and volunteers of bmobile demonstrated their support for marine conservation through the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).

MY EYE: Garbage pile-up in St Augustine

This photo was sent to us by "Truetrini" using the My Eye feature in the CNC3 App.

Truetrini titled this photo, "Wilson Street garbage pile up - St. Augustine" and added that "this is a health issue and three schools are on this street".

We trust that the regional authority will look into this matter.

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Ministry seeks garbage collection contractors

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, says that through the engagement of the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited, it is continuing the selection process for garbage collection contractors for the fourteen (14) Municipal Corporations.

Contractors will be sorted into three categories:

· Small - Contractors with five or fewer trucks

· Medium - Contractors with six to fifteen trucks

· Large - Contractors with sixteen trucks and more

Ministry promises hard stance against illegal dumping of garbage

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government says that as part of the ongoing efforts to monitor cleanliness across the nation, it has come to light that the problem of illegal dumping has increased during the Christmas season.

In a statement issued by the Ministry, Minister Kazim Hosein says the Ministry is taking a hard stance against illegal dumping on roadsides and along river banks as it poses a major threat to public health.