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Uncollected Rubbish Irks Residents

A pile of uncollected rubbish at Wailea Street in Vatuwaqa has become an eyesore for some residents in the area. The site has also become a popular spot for stray
27 Nov 2018 11:10
Uncollected Rubbish Irks Residents
The pile of uncollected rubbish at Wailea Street in Vatuwaqa.

A pile of uncollected rubbish at Wailea Street in Vatuwaqa has become an eyesore for some residents in the area. The site has also become a popular spot for stray dogs that have vehemently assisted in scattering the rubbish.

Resident Artika Kumar, 21, said people have now dumped their rubbish on the ground and the Suva City Council (SCC) had not collected it for at least two weeks.

“They have placed the bins, but they are yet to collect the garbage, which has been piled up here for almost two weeks,” she said.

“The skip bins are for residents of Wailea only, but outsiders come in their vehicles and dump their rubbish here. We have even told people, showed them the sign put up by SCC which clearly states that outsiders are not allowed to dump their rubbish here, but they do not listen.”

Ms Kumar lives with her grandparents and their house is located across the road from where rubbish is carelessly dumped.

“There are elderly and sick people in the family, they cannot put up with the bad odour,” Ms Kumar said.

Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment, Joshua Wycliffe, is urging the public to make use of the skip bins provided.

Mr Wycliffe said the public could also do their part in promoting a clean Fiji by using the bins.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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