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Trash dumpers to face court, Government warns

People caught dumping trash at the island's parks, docks and bus stops will find themselves in court, the Government warned today.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works said anyone found illegally dumping waste would face prosecution.

The spokesman added: “Recently the Ministry discovered that, despite repeated requests, members of the public continue to illegally dump waste at parks, beaches and especially public docks and bus stops.

“As such, it is apparent that despite the many pleas to responsibly dispose of their waste, there are some in the community who refuse to do so.”

He said: “The illegal dumping of waste at these sites is a threat to public health as the garbage attracts vermin and creates a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

“It is also a huge expense to the government and reduces the time available for household kerbside collection.”

The spokesman also appealed to boat users to take their waste home with them when they returned to shore and dispose of it with their household garbage.

He added that illegal dumping should be reported to the Waste Management Section at 278-0560 or by e-mail at recycle@gov.bm.

Illegal dumping (File photograph)

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Published July 26, 2020 at 5:50 pm (Updated July 26, 2020 at 5:52 pm)

Trash dumpers to face court, Government warns

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