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Nasinu Residents Welcome Daily Rubbish Collection Run

Nasinu Residents Welcome Daily Rubbish Collection Run
Kalabu resident Abdul Shamim putting away his garbage for collection in Nasinu on July 11, 2018. Photo: Sheenam Chandra
July 14
11:00 2018

Nasinu residents say they are happy with the new rubbish collection regime introduced by the Nasinu Town Council that began on Monday this week.

The council has begun collect­ing kitchen waste every week day.Previously, rubbish was picked up twice a week.

Selau Tikoisuva from Kalabu, Nasinu, said they were delighted with the “very good” daily sched­ule.

“It prevents us from digging a hole in the backyard to bury the excess rubbish which piled up due to the old schedule,” he said.

“Daily rubbish collection cre­ates a beautiful, healthy and at­tractive environment.”

Asiabibi Ali from Kalabu, Nas­inu, welcomed the daily rubbish collection.

“It’s the best idea,” she said

“It also reduces the smell of rub­bish rotting , cuts pollution and decreases risks of disease out­break.

“Rubbish uncollected is scat­tered by dogs if it is left on the road for days.”

Under the Government’s 2018-2019 National Budget the Min­istry of Local Government was allocated additional funding of $1.15 million to support the col­lection of rubbish from informal settlements and in areas within the town boundaries.

Edited by Percy Kean

swashna.chand@fijisun.com.fj

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