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Change In Garbage Collection Times For Nasinu

The communities are encouraged to practise composting to reduce waste during these times.
01 Apr 2020 12:16
Change In Garbage Collection Times For Nasinu
Rubbish piles up by the roadside in Tuirara, Nasinu, on January 5, 2020. Photo: Shalveen Chand

Analysis:

Garbage collection within the Nasinu area has been reviewed and instead of five days a week, it would be collected only two or three days a week.

This is one of the services the Council has had to review given the laxity by ratepayers to pay up their rates.

Despite repeated warnings and threats of legal action, the payment of rates has been extremely slow in coming.

And no, the accumulation of rates arrears cannot be attributed to the coronavirus crisis.

The council had been grappling with this issue for years now.

The communities are encouraged to practise composting to reduce waste during these times.

The Government Grant for  Solid Waste Collection Subsidy for the 13 councils is $3 million for this financial year. $1.6m has been paid out to the Nasinu Town Council for their Daily Waste Collection Subsidy which also includes all the informal settlements in Nasinu.

But when the ratepayers are not paying for this service themselves, it is rather unfair for the Government to continue paying for the service.

There are 11,000 households within the Nasinu Town boundary and 1782 households in the 18 informal or squatter settlements within the Nasinu boundary.

Nasinu Town Council is owed $8,205,541.64 to be exact.

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