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Delay In Garbage Collection Continues In Nasinu Areas

Residents from Nepani, Tuirara, Makoi, Narere, Kinoya, Caubati, Valelevu and Laucala Beach say places in their neighbourhoods are starting to look like minidumps.
03 Jan 2020 13:28
Delay In Garbage Collection Continues In Nasinu Areas
Rubbish seen along Kinoya Road in Nasinu on January 2, 2020. Photo: Shalveen Chand

Streets in Nasinu are piling up with rubbish as garbage collection is not being done as scheduled.

Residents from Nepani, Tuirara, Makoi, Narere, Kinoya, Caubati, Valelevu and Laucala Beach say places in their neighbourhoods are starting to look like minidumps.

Just this week, rubbish piled for eight days was collected from Tuirara.

According to the Nasinu Town Council, the schedule for garbage collection is done on a daily basis.

Acting chief executive of the Nasinu Town Council, Sheryl Kant, said she would respond to queries via email on the reasons for the delay.

Prem Kumar of Kinoya said it would take days before garbage was collected in his area.

“Because there are no real standards being practiced by some people when garbage is put up for collection, there are piles of plastics bags gathering in the streets,” he said.

“What makes it bad is when dogs ravage the plastic bags. It just makes the whole area look messy and there are health risks as well.”

Nepani resident Faiyaz Ali said their garbage were only collected yesterday, which has been piling up since last Thursday.

Nadera resident Samisoni Gata said garbage collection was not on schedule.

He said rubbish would eventually get collected, but it would sit on the roadside for days.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

Feedback: shalveen.chand@fijisun.com.fj



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