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City Set Rules On Waste Collection

The campaign will run for two weeks (March 18 to 29) Council chief executive officer Jone Nakauvadra says a matter of concern is that old cars and non- green waste continue to be left on the roadsides despite people being given notices.
07 Mar 2019 10:25
City Set Rules On Waste Collection
Civic Centre in Lautoka.

The Lautoka City Council is adamant that it will only collect backyard waste and not trade waste, industrial or commercial re- fuse during its free environment clean-up campaign.

The campaign will run for two weeks (March 18 to 29) Council chief executive officer Jone Nakauvadra says a matter of concern is that old cars and non- green waste continue to be left on the roadsides despite people being given notices.

He adds that when notices are sent out for clean- up campaigns residents put all sorts of rubbish on the roadside, even industrial and commercial waste.

“We have given our ‘Free Environment Clean Up Campaign’ notice to all households in Lautoka which is effective from March 18 to 29,” Mr Nakauvadra said.

“On the notice it clearly says that the clean-up campaign will include removal of all backyard waste such as tree branches and grass etc and not for industrial refuse trade waste or commercial refuse.

“But people still put out everything, things that would have been sitting in their garage such as old cars on the side of the road for pick up.”

He said the second major clean-up would be held before the Diwali holiday.

“Once we have given to the people a cleanup notice then we cannot go and fine them on what they put out on the road,” Mr Nakauvadra said.

“Any person found abandoning or depositing refuse/litter without prior arrangements with the council will be issued a spot fine of $40 under the Litter Promulgation 2008.”

Edited by Epineri Vula

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