Minibus operators bemoan uncontrollable garbage crisis

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The pile up of garbage behind the Fire Service.
The pile up of garbage behind the Fire Service. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]Minibus operators on the Kitty/Campbellville Park are bitterly complaining about the garbage situation which they say is affecting them and their passengers.

According to the drivers, vendors and stores around the Stabroek area have been piling their garbage in the area despite the fact that there is no garbage collector.

The drivers noted that the garbage piles have been in existence for the past two weeks and no effort is being made by the city council to clean it up.

As a result, the minibus operators and their passengers are now complaining of the stench, health risks and other adverse effects.

The drivers explained that in the past, they would pay vagrants to clean up the garbage, but this did not stop the storeowners from dumping at the location.

The current garbage situation at the Kitty/Campbellville Park . [iNews' Photo]
The current garbage situation at the Kitty/Campbellville Park . [iNews’ Photo]
Meanwhile, piles of garbage are not only found on that location but in various parts of the city. Two of the collectors, Cevon’s Waste management and Dartmund were previously responsible for cleaning the market areas.

However, their contracts were terminated by the Acting Town Clerk Carol Sooba and to date no alternative seems to be in place. [Akash Ramlackhan]

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