A rat solution that’s the Finnish article


Dear Sir.

There may be an answer to the rats and garbage problem, but it will require some modification of our behaviour.

I saw a garbage collection system in France several years ago and was impressed enough to find out about the manufacturer.

The company is called MOLOK, a Finnish company.

If you Google MOLOK, you’ll find the link.

It’s difficult to explain the system with a limited amount of space, so I encourage readers to go to the website.

I have been in touch with the company and have sent details to the Department of Works and Engineering.

I mentioned changing our behaviour: the system requires that residents take their garbage to large, ratproof, underground containers that are a limited distance from their homes.

This may be the biggest challenge, but the benefits are significant:

• Collection efficiency is dramatically improved

• Residents can drop off trash any time

• The containers are ratproof

• The staffing problem would be solved by the collection efficiency

• The system can be introduced as a trial in a particular area before a full, island-wide roll out.

I encourage the Department of Works and Engineering to carry out a detailed study of the system.

MARTIN WILLIAMSON

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Published Jul 18, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Jul 18, 2019 at 8:11 am)

A rat solution that’s the Finnish article

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