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Thursday, August 10, 2006 – A donation of 45 bins was recently made to residents of Vieux-Fort in a bid to encourage better management of household waste .

The presentation of household bins made by the Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority on Wednesday, 9th August, is expected to bring about a positive impact on a community where the communal service had to be reviewed.

Education and Public Information Manager with the Authority, Emlyn Jean, says this is not the first time that the Authority has tackled waste management at the household level.

Ms. Jean says residents responded positively to the initiative; however there were a limited number of bins to go around.

“You really cannot go in and distribute bins to everybody and it's really those persons who live near the roadside who have the space and who are able to accommodate the bins who actually received bins. The Authority will continue to monitor that particular community. We're going to assess what has happened in the next few weeks.”

The 240 litre size bins are expected to provide sufficient capacity for twice weekly garbage collection service to that community.

Similar donations of bins, sponsored by the Japanese and French Embassies respectively, have been undertaken in Marchand, Faux-a-Chaud, Barnard Hill and Conway.

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