Residents residing at Free Bottom and Purcell Estate have resorted to dumping garbage on the ground since two public dumpster containers were removed from the communities, which comprise nearly 500 residents.
Representative for the Sixth Electoral District Alvera Maduro-Caines told BVI News that the dumpsters were removed after business owners in the area began complaining that they (the dumpsters) had become an eyesore.
The Department of Waste Management had them removed last Wednesday, Maduro-Caines said.
When BVI News visited the location at Purcell Estate, a small mountain of garbage was already beginning to pile along the community’s public roadway.
“The situation has become a bit overbearing,” she said. “It’s making District 6 look like a dumping ground.”
Maduro-Caines said a bin is expected to be brought back to the community. However, she noted that authorities are now faced with another dilemma.
“Getting an area [to place the dumpsters] is the problem. We have looked at certain areas and persons don’t want the bin on their land and it’s an ongoing issue for years,” she explained.
The Sixth District Representative is now calling on members of the public who are aware of alternate locations where the dumpster can be placed to contact her or the Department of Waste Management.
She is also calling on residents to refrain from dumping garbage on the ground. She is further advising residents to seek out other dumpsters to dispose of their garbage.
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