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Illegal Dumping Of Rubbish A Concern: Nadi Town Council

“I am being told that this menace has been going on from time to time. We have been told many times and we have cleared the rubbish but people continue to dump it there, people just don’t seem to listen.”
28 Oct 2022 17:06
Illegal Dumping Of Rubbish A Concern: Nadi Town Council
Rubbish illegally dumped at Wailoaloa, Nadi. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Nadi Town Council is concerned about the illegal dumping of rubbish along Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi.

The dumping of household rubbish in the mangrove area has apparently been going on for months now. The same has been seen in Wailoaloa’s vacant land.

Nadi and Sigatoka special administrator, chairperson Lawrence Kumar said rubbish includes tins, bottles, plastics, food, food wrappers, soiled diapers and clothes.

“There’s even iron and waste wood. These do not pop up automatically, but there are a few people who have less civic pride,” he said.

“I am being told that this menace has been going on from time to time. We have been told many times and we have cleared the rubbish but people continue to dump it there, people just don’t seem to listen.”

Mr Kumar added that people usually caught fish, prawns and crabs in the mangrove area, but now they are not able to due to the rubbish.

This newspaper understands the area piled with rubbish is outside of the council zone, but a skip bin is made available.

There are also rubbish bins at the Nadi Town Council designated public picnic spot.

Mr Kumar and his team are also concerned about the littering on the Bougainvillea plants planted along the Denarau bypass road.

“We are also aware of the ongoing littering from Nasoso junction towards Martintar.

“There is a need to understand that this is a tourist town and we cannot afford to be having this littering menace amongst us,” he said.

 

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