Ministry Updates On Garbage Collection Services

March 26, 2020 | 7 Comments

The Ministry of Public Works provided an update on garbage collection services, and also extended their thanks to  the Corporation of Hamilton,  Corporation of St. George, and the private contractors who are collecting garbage.

A government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works, Waste Management Section thanks the public for their continued patience and cooperation with this week’s limited household garbage collection.

“The Ministry also gives thanks and recognition to the Corporation of Hamilton and private contractors who through their generosity continue assisting the public by going about the island collecting and transporting garbage to the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility.

“Also recently, the Corporation of St. George has stepped in to assist with garbage collection in the East End and we thank them for their contribution.

“As a result of their efforts, most of Bermuda has been serviced and they will continue across the remainder of the island.

“With that said, however, the truck’s inability to access all areas of the island, particularly narrow roads, has resulted in the garbage in some areas not being collected.

“In the interest of public health and safety and to avoid mounting piles of garbage, the public is advised of the following.

“If you live in an area normally collected Monday through Wednesday, we ask that no additional garbage bags be put out for collection. The public is advised to secure these garbage bags in a lidded bin on your property until your next regularly scheduled collection day.

“If Thursday is your normally scheduled collection day, your garbage has already been collected. If garbage has not been put out for collection, we ask that bags be secured in a lidded bin on your property until your next regularly scheduled collection day.

“Residents scheduled for Friday garbage collection that are not located nearby a main road and unable to transport their garbage are asked to keep their household waste secured on their property in a lidded bin until your next regularly scheduled collection day.

“St. David’s area residents are advised that thanks to the generosity of Mr. Albert Woolridge, two of his roll-off dumpsters have been placed in St. David’s to assist those unable to bring their garbage to the main road. The dumpsters are located at the Battery and Cove Valley Junction.

“Additionally, we have requested that the Corporation of Hamilton and Hunts continue to collect garbage this Saturday to service those areas in need of further collection.

“As a reminder, regular garbage collection service will resume on Monday, March 30.

“Again, the Ministry of Public Works and Waste Management Section thanks the public for their continued patience and cooperation as we bring the service in line with our normal collection schedule.”

“I am very encouraged by the willingness of individual truckers like Paul Wilmot, Clinton Paynter and others who have offered to service their neighbourhoods during this time,” said Minister of Public Works, Lt. Colonel David Burch, “Their actions and those of many others across the island are in the true spirit of Bermuda.”

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  1. Ringmaster says:

    There are obviously Bermudians who are prepared to work and offer their services to Bermuda in this difficult time. Thank you all. Clearly it shows that the present garbage collectors should all be fired and the service privatized. They do not deserve their jobs. No workers will suffer as the non workers will be replaced by workers.

    • Question says:

      Yes. No jobs would be lost, but people who want to do it will be collecting trash when it’s supposed to be collected. It would become a reliable service.

    • Southampton says:

      We must blame the union about this. Just goes to show you what the union leadership is like. I would never be a member of the union.

    • paul says:

      Lighthouse Rd is full of trash since Monday.

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    “As a reminder, regular garbage collection service will resume on Monday, March 30″

    Ahh, good, the strike will end soon. I can breath happily again … just not around others

  3. no name says:

    Good Day,

    Garbage has not been collected at Pokiok Estate – Is there someone we should contact regarding same?

  4. For what its worth says:

    Happy to hear that regular garbage collection with resume on 30th. Thursday garbage collection at Pokiok has not been collected.
    Thank you for helping.

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