‘Regular Garbage Collection Set To Resume’

March 29, 2020 | 9 Comments

Regular garbage collection is set to resume on Monday, the Ministry of Public Works said, adding that “the Waste Management Section team have put in place additional contingency plans to ensure garbage collection in Bermuda will be back on track in short order.”

A Government spokesperson said, “With regular garbage collection set to resume on Monday, and Saturday being the last day of the limited household garbage collection, the Ministry of Public Works, Waste Management Section would like to provide a brief update on waste collection for the week ending Saturday, March 28, 2020.

“Despite the generosity of many in our community who willingly assisted with garbage collection, residents must understand the challenges faced.

“The Ministry was keenly aware that with the limited equipment available, collecting all the refuse from every residence across the island was an impossible task.

“The simple reason being, an open back dump truck carries half a tonne of garbage whereby a fully loaded compactor truck carries up to 4.5 tonnes.

“Despite the daunting challenge before us, we persevered and were able to reach most of the island and collect a significant volume of garbage.

“With that in mind, the Ministry would like to thank the Corporations of Hamilton & St. George, Hunts Sanitation Services, Talbot Enterprises and a slew of private truckers who selflessly volunteered their services to collect garbage in their neighbourhoods and across the island.

“As this limited garbage collection week ends, the Ministry can report that we made another significant dent in garbage collection across the island.

“And now as we move on, it is important to turn our attention to next week and the return to normal garbage collection.

“To that end, the Waste Management Section team have put in place additional contingency plans to ensure garbage collection in Bermuda will be back on track in short order.

“And so, the Ministry of Public Works wishes to remind members of the public to revert to their normal collection schedule, and thank you again for your understanding and cooperation.”

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  1. Ringmaster says:

    Time to privatize. The collections worked well last week, and would be far cheaper than the present system. Workers are still needed, just not so many hanging around with nothing to do. Must be able to save several million dollars easily.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      A huge thankyou to the truckers who stepped up & got the job done. I hope everyone took note of who picked up your trash & call that trucker first next time you need trucking.

      This adhock group shows why now is the time to privatise trash collection, along with public transportation. You can’t count on Government run services when you need them most.

  2. wahoo says:

    Glad this didn’t happen after the gov takes over the corporations! Thanks to Corporations and the private companies.

  3. Bring_it says:

    Wtf!? I didn’t take mines out. Thanks for letting us know ahead of time you bunch of clowns. I’m way down the other end of the island now sleeping over my girls. Dumb dumbs!

  4. Caroline Lambert says:

    I am a person that recycles. Just need to know what is the schedule at this time?

    • Awakening says:

      Pleased don’t put additional pressure on the situation at large asking about recycling now is not the time .

    • Ringmaster says:

      Recycling is not collected by W&E but is privatized which is why it is collected according to the published schedule. One service you can rely on.

      • Charlly X says:

        Too bad I don’t own a large truck . I’d push for privatization as well. Question, do we privatize they subsidize like the airport. Um just tryna see if Ika draw a picture hmmmmm ???

  5. Lambert says:

    Only asked because it was due to be collected in my area last week thursday. It wasn’t collected. Wasn’t trying to add pressure on any situation. Thank you!

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