Successful Horticultural Community Cleanup

December 23, 2019

The Ministry of Public Works, in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], recently held a two-day weekend horticultural community clean-up to remove the final remnants of horticultural waste scattered around our island.

A spokesperson said, “The event, held on December 14 and December 15 from 7.30am to 4.00pm each day, involved the public disposing of all horticultural waste by delivering it to the Marsh Folly Composting Facility for processing.

“In support of the initiative, dumping fees over the two days, and all trucking permits for Sunday, December 15, were waived.

“Under normal Saturday conditions, the average number of horticultural waste truckloads delivered is 70. On Saturday, December 14, there was an increase of 173% or 121 truckloads delivered, and a further 35 truckloads delivered the following day.

“By all accounts, this clean-up effort was a resounding success, a win for the people of Bermuda, and a final goodbye to the remnants of Hurricane Humberto,” said Acting Minister of Public Works Zane DeSilva.

“This was a community effort, and I thank all those involved for working together to get Bermuda clean.

“Our island is known for its cleanliness and we can now look forward to the start of 2020 with Bermuda looking its very best.”

The spokesperson said, “The next event will be held on the weekend of January 11 and January 12, when the Ministry, in partnership with KBB, will hold a bulky waste clean-up drive to dispose of large household furniture and major appliances.

“Items must be delivered to the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility from 7.30am to 4.00pm, or at the Airport Facility from 7.30am to 12.00pm each day.

“Dumping fees over the two days and trucking permits for Sunday, January 12 will be waived.”

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