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Caubati Residents Want Bigger Bins, Regular Disposal Of Rubbish

Caubati Residents Want Bigger Bins, Regular Disposal Of Rubbish
Rubbish along Mama's place in Caubati
September 06
11:00 2017


Caubati resident Praneel Sharma said there was a need for bigger rubbish bins to accommodate the volume of rubbish disposed by residents in his area daily.

“The bins the Nasinu Town Council has placed around here cannot accommodate the amount of rubbish residents here are putting out every day,” Mr Sharma said.

“Rubbish spill over and are scattered around,” he said.

“Then rubbish is not classified where there could at least be separate containers for plastic, glass, toxic and others,” a fellow resident who did not want to be named said.

There were all kinds of rubbish in piles near the rubbish bins, yesterday.

Items include computer parts, batteries (both regular and rechargeable), phone batteries, unused medicines, used motor oils, empty ink cartridges, plastic shopping bags, disposable sharps and fluorescent tubes and bulbs.

Mr Sharma, who lives at Mama’s Place, suggests bigger curbside bins strategically placed in the highly populated area of Nasinu and collected regularly.

“I think one of the problems is that when the council empties the bins it only takes the rubbish in the bin and not those that are piled on the ground,” he said.

“Rubbish left behind either fly in the wind, emit stench or dangerous.

“Residents are not bothered as even if they see that the bins are full they still continue to dumb their rubbish there.

“Apart from it being an eye sore it is also a health risk.”

Nasinu Town Council chief executive officer Lute Berends acknowledged receiving the list of questions Fiji Sun had sent to him yesterday.

“We will draft an answer and have it sent to the Ministry for approval,” Mr Berends said.

There were no further comments from the council when this edition went to press last night.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola



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