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Overtime Costs Down, New Trucks, x1 Week

Overtime Costs Down, New Trucks, x1 Week

Overtime costs have been cut by more than half from $1.2m to $320,000, five new trucks arrived on island last month at a cost of approximately $140,000 each, and once a week garbage collection will become permanent. This was stated by Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch in the House of Assembly on Friday [Feb 15] where he reiterated many of... Read more of this article

‘New Trash Trucks Will Soon Be In Service’

‘New Trash Trucks Will Soon Be In Service’

“Our new trash trucks will soon be in service on our roads. Keep a look out for them,” the Government said as they published photos of the trucks online. Earlier this month, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said, “You may recall that a year ago we sent a team inclusive of a driver and worker overseas to select the next batch... Read more of this article

Minister: Once A Week Collection Is Permanent

Minister: Once A Week Collection Is Permanent

[Updated] Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch is holding a press briefing this afternoon [Feb 1] to provide an update on waste management. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: We will have the full statement later, however in the meantime as a very brief summary, the Minister said that... Read more of this article

Delay In Trash Collection Today Due To Weather

Delay In Trash Collection Today Due To Weather

Due to the inclement weather today [Jan 29] there has been a delay in regularly scheduled garbage collection, the Ministry of Public Works said. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is advising that due to inclement weather, there has been a delay in regularly scheduled garbage collection today. “The Ministry notes that... Read more of this article

Ministry: ‘May Result In Unpleasant Odors’

Ministry: ‘May Result In Unpleasant Odors’

The Ministry of Public Works is advising that during the week of February 4, septage disposal operations will take place between 7.30am and 4.00pm, and this “may result in unpleasant odors being experienced.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is advising that during the week of 4 February, 2019, septage disposal... Read more of this article

Ministry: Five New Garbage Trucks Have Arrived

Ministry: Five New Garbage Trucks Have Arrived

Earlier today, the Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch met with senior members of the Waste Management team to assess the current collection schedule, with the Ministry noting that five new garbage trucks “recently arrived in Bermuda and are being prepared for service.” Minister Burch with Chief Engineer Yves Lortie, and Waste Management... Read more of this article

Reminder: Christmas Tree Collection On 19 & 26

Reminder: Christmas Tree Collection On 19 & 26

As a reminder, the Ministry of Public Works is advising of the upcoming Christmas tree collection schedule:Western parishes: All areas west of Tee Street will be collected on Saturday, 19 January, 2019.Eastern parishes: All areas east of Tee Street will be collected on Saturday, 26 January, 2019.More information about waste management, can be... Read more of this article

Holiday Season Garbage Collection Schedule

Holiday Season Garbage Collection Schedule

The Ministry of Public Works is advising of the following changes in garbage collection due to the Christmas Day, Boxing day, and New Year’s day holidays. The Government posted the graphics below online, saying, “Please view the following to find out more about your garbage collection schedule, Tyne’s Bay Waste Facility schedule and... Read more of this article

St. George’s Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

St. George’s Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

The Corporation of St. George [CSG] has issued an advisory following changes in garbage collection due to the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day holidays. A spokesperson said, “The Corporation of St. George [CSG] is advising of the following changes in garbage collection due to the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day holidaysChristmas... Read more of this article

Christmas Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

Christmas Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

The Ministry of Public Works is advising of the following changes in garbage collection due to the Christmas Day, Boxing day, and New Year’s day holidays:Christmas Day: Garbage normally collected on Tuesday, 25 December will be collected on Thursday, 27 DecemberThursday, 27 December garbage collection will be held on Saturday, 29 DecemberBoxing... Read more of this article

Nov 12 Holiday Garbage Collection Advisory

Nov 12 Holiday Garbage Collection Advisory

The Ministry of Public Works is advising of the following changes due to the Remembrance Day holiday on Monday, 12 November, garbage that would normally be collected on Monday, 12 November will be collected on Saturday, 10 November. The Ministry said, “As a reminder, Monday garbage collection areas include: Sandys Parish, Southampton Parish west... Read more of this article

City Advisory: Trash Collection & Wheelie Bins

City Advisory: Trash Collection & Wheelie Bins

The City of Hamilton said they “would like to remind the public that there are policies and procedures in place to control how refuse is collected by the City.” “Due to the lack of effective enforcement the City encounters violations including waste being deposited outside of designated collection times, inappropriate items deposited... Read more of this article

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

[Opinion column written by Jessica Riederer] This Saturday, my aunt Carol Mullan and I visited a few West End beaches to clean up the trash that was washing in. There was a lot of it. On the way home, I was telling my aunt that I had visited the public dock at Ely’s Harbour a few weeks ago and had been horrified by the amount of rubbish that was... Read more of this article