Warning from parks over illegal dumping – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password

Warning from parks over illegal dumping

The parks department warned yesterday it was illegal to dump trash anywhere other than designated garbage dumps after a rash of incidents in public places.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works warned that polluters faced a fine of up to $5,000 for a first offence and a $10,000 fine for subsequent convictions.

The reminder came after the ministry was told dumping was going on at parks and beaches.

The spokesman asked the public to dispose of trash responsibly and show respect for garbage collectors and other members of the public.

He added that personal hygiene and good sanitary practices were important because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Government's efforts to prevent its spread.

Anyone with information on offenders should contact the Department of Parks at 236-5902 or by e-mail at parksdept@gov.bm

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published April 02, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated April 02, 2020 at 8:59 am)

Warning from parks over illegal dumping

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon