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More debris removal vehicles received

A fleet of vehicles that will aid in the cleaning up of debris caused by Hurricane Irma was donated to the territory by an overseas entity recently.

The three pickup trucks, two wreckers, flat-bed truck, two bucket trucks, and one crusher was donated by the Department for International Development (DFID) located in the United Kingdom.

Manager at the Department of Waste Management Greg Massicote said the Department is happy for the donation.

“This donation provides us with the tools that will allow us to get the job done in-house, improve our efficiency and puts us in more control of the system,” he said through a press release.

He stated that personnel from DFID have trained his staff to use the newly-acquired equipment.

Massicote said further that thanks to the donation, his team was able to remove a number of derelict vehicles scattered across the islands.

“With the crusher, we are one step closer to shipping vehicles and other recyclable debris such as galvanize for the purposes of recycling,” Massicote added.

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