Once A Week Garbage Collection Schedule

February 15, 2018 | 39 Comments

Garbage collection is set to take place once per week from February 19 through April 27, with an updated schedule outlined by the Ministry of Pubic Works.

A Government spokesperson said, “As the public is aware, from Monday, February 19th through April 27th garbage collection will be once per week, as announced by the Ministry of Public Works recently.

“The collection schedule change will allow the Ministry the necessary time to conduct a full assessment of the trucks that are serviceable, conduct extensive repairs, complete the TCD relicensing process and return a larger number into the operational fleet.

Therefore, during the 10-week period garbage collection will occur as follows:

  • Monday’s collection will encompass the area from the Dockyard to Church Road, Southampton, inclusive of Church Road.
  • Tuesday’s collection will begin at Church Road, [but not include Church Road] and will cover the area up and including Cobb’s Hill Road from Harbour Road to South Road.
  • Wednesday’s collection will begin east of Cobb’s Hill to Trimingham Hill round-about and Crow Lane. The areas west of Woodbourne Avenue, Court Street and North Street junction, Barnard’s Park and Blackwatch Pass will also be covered.
  • Thursday’s collection will head east from Trimingham Hill, Blackwatch Pass, Barnard’s Park, Court Street/North Street junction and end on Devil’s Hole Hill.
  • Friday’s collection will encompass the area along North Shore Road east of Flatt’s Village to St. George’s, and east of Devil’s Hole Hill to St. David’s.

“During this period it is important to continue to recycle TAG [tin, aluminium and glass bottles] following the 2018 Garbage and Recycling scheduled mailed out to each household last month. Additional copies of the calendar may be downloaded from the Government web page at www.gov.bm.

“Questions regarding collection days should be directed to the Marsh Folly Collections Department by calling 292-1517.”

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  1. Jus' Askin' says:

    OBA legacy ;-) ;-)

    • Unbelivable says:

      I think you need revise yourself. The OBA inherited this problem from the PLP. Trucks and schedules were failing at the end of the PLP’s last try at power. Granted, the OBA couldn’t fix this issue and it appears the PLP is about to make it worse.

  2. Question says:

    Fully support this being the schedule moving forward. In some areas in US, UK and Canada, trash collection is once every other week. It makes people own their own waste and either reduce it, or take it to the landfill/incinerator themselves.

    • Spitfire says:

      Totally agree. We should only have trash collection once a week. We generate far too much waste for a country that doesn’t produce anything and this would help cut government costs so we could start paying off the massive debt.

    • Maurice says:

      My area USA Orlando we have four garbage pick ups per week. Two for regular garbage and one for household items eg old chairs, couches etc. one for vegetation. One for recycling twice a month. The only 2 days garbage etc. is not picked up are Thanksgiving and Christmas. These services are paid for by the home owner etc. You can pay via the city’s pay site, your bank or regular mail. These services are provided by the city with trucks that are automated(special robotic arm clamps onto garbage can) to pick up the special designed garbage cans. The trucks are fueled by natural gas or electric.

  3. Toodle-oo says:

    *A Government spokesperson said, “As the public is aware, from Monday, February 19th through April 27th garbage collection will be once per week, as announced …*

    And despite living in the age of instant information I’ll bet every dollar I have that this well informed and aware public will still be putting their trash out as per usual . And it will sit there for days while they wonder what’s going on .

  4. A Bermudian says:

    Can we have a map please?

    • Uh... says:

      That would be too easy. Our government enjoys trying to use their words.

      • Zario says:

        KBB have published one, on their page, but from the description, any idiot should be able to see what day to put their trash out.

  5. nerema says:

    So they ‘manage’ by halving the services provided to the public (trash, buses) while spending more (giving a 2.5% backdated raise).

    The PLP. Doing less with more.

  6. De Pleeple says:

    So we are going to undo all de good work that de Dr. Brown government did? What next will de school children have to pay for bus rides and a business put out work printing free passes twice a year?

    Pleeple we gotta watch this lot they ain’t de same no more.

    • Make a new plan Stan says:

      There should be a limit on free use of the buses. Always riding for free is not right. It cost a lot of money to run the bus fleet and the people using it most do not pay.

      I know people will say this will further burden the parents but we paid in the past and it seemed like might have had more respect for the service.

      There are awful stories of children getting on the bus and getting off one stop away etc. and worse there are adults flouting the rules attempting to pay less for rides than they should. People do not seem to appreciate this government provided transport and it easy to understand. When things are not earned and simply handed to you it is almost impossible to be grateful for them.

      Free use should be limited to school days between certain hours after which they should pay. Not only would this boost the earnings of the department it will help our young people understand that IT COSTS A WHOLE HEAP OF MONEY TO RUN BUSES UP AND DOWN THIS LITTLE ISLAND.

  7. puzzled says:

    This is not good and ill advised.
    Looks good on paper.

    Re-think this.
    Get your fingers out and divert some funds if needed.
    A health hazard on the horizon not a sunrise.

    This is serious.
    Happened in the 60′s.


  8. God'sTruth says:

    SMH, what ever happend to the KEEP BERMUDA BEAUTIFUL attitude!!! This is what happens when you invest in bogus airport deals and silly sailboat races!! I wonder how our garbage collection would operate if we had invested millions into it? Hope this is temporary as you say…

    • Realist says:

      It is unfortunate that you believed the PLP election rhetoric on the America’s Cup and the airport. The true benefits for Bermuda were independently revealed before Christmas for AC and the PLP chose not to even comment. We all are awaiting the independent airport report which is not being released by the PLP because it again will make you question everything else that the PLP ‘feed’ you to get elected. I trust that you will be now be able to question your blind following of political propaganda and will going forward do your best to keep the PLP true to their other promises. Education must be dealt with. The PLP need to reach out to all Bermudians to make this economy work again. Please lift yourself out of your spouting untrue rhetoric and put your energy into helping keep the PLP focused on doing good for Bermuda’s future and all of its children. Together, One single Bermuda is the only way we will be successful and a happy country. I believe!

    • Toodle-oo says:

      You forgot to put ~sarcasm~ at the end of your post.

    • Eyes wide open says:

      The ObaUBP promised that the money$$$$$$$ will return.

      ….but didn’t say when. :)

    • bdaboy says:

      god is truth….lol

  9. Sorry Sir says:

    Only in Bermuda does trash get reduced down to once a week yet adds more days for collection…

  10. Triangle Drifter says:

    Oh this is good. In 1998 a big deal was made about once a week trash pick up & the sorry state of public education along with other things like tourism, which the PLP claimed that they would fix in 100 days.

    19 years later, 14 of them with a PLP Government, we are back to once a week trash pick up, public education no better than 1998 & tourism a little better last year thanks in no small way to Americas Cup which was 100% OBA with the PLP telling them that they were wasting money.

    What a laugh this would be if it were not so sad.

  11. Realist says:

    Bermuda should be very disappointed with our Colonel Burch. While blaming everyone else and telling us how upset he is with them, he never explained why his eye was so far off the pulse of W & E. He is being paid handsomely as Minister and the fault is truly his. After 6 plus months in office he didn’t realize the issues of something that is very important to Bermudians that he was entrusted with. Hop of your high horse David, and pay attention and stop blaming others!

  12. Drowning in debt. says:

    Truth is this is a case of PLP mismanagement. During their last reign of financial terror they allowed the buses ferries and trash truck fleets to fall into disrepair while racking up the debt on gross overspends. By the time the trash trucks got so bad and they had to replace some of them, they did so with trucks that were approximately 40 percent smaller. This led to more trucks and staff that cost more taxpayer dollars to do the same job. The airport and the sailboat race had nothing to do with this . Just PLP mismanagement I’m afraid !

  13. Zevon says:

    Perhaps someone could let the half-educated overpaid civil servant who put out the press release know that you do not use apostrophes when you pluralise a word.

    It should be Mondays etc., not Monday’s.

    It’s no wonder nothing useful ever gets done by these people.

    • JohnBoy says:

      You are correct that the letter is not needed for a plural but I believe it is required in this case. It is “Monday’s collection” like “Zevon’s collection” for example. I stand to be corrected if I’m indeed wrong.

  14. Reality Check says:

    This is a perfectly sensible plan in the short term . We had once a week collection for decades . I can’t believe all the fuss about returning to that service for a while .

  15. wondering says:

    this is a civil service failure – head of department could have made this happen no matter the government……obviously Burch is the mastermind and the CS lemmings get paid to execute the plan…they should all take a 50 percent cut as the Col has led from the front….

  16. Who I am says:

    So PLP , you are back to the way it used to be, before you tried to get brownie points to win an election?

  17. Um Um Like says:

    Bet they’ll still need overtime. This government is a joke. Time to privatize.

  18. Stevie says:

    Maybe the garbage collection should pick up the PLP & Furberts fools & rev twit.

  19. Stevie says:

    Oh forgot. Pick up bunion juice too. Always talks garbage.

  20. South Breeze says:

    What is the contingency plan for Good Friday?

  21. filobedo says:


  22. Deal with it says:

    Still putting my trash out twice a week. Not my problem.

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