Public Works Minister, Lieutenant Colonel David Burch, met with senior waste management technical officers recently “to discuss a number of matters regarding waste collection”.

Topics included “the introduction and use of wheelie bins, implementing solutions regarding vermin and rodent issues, AND continuing to encourage residents to put their trash out on the correct days”.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Minister Burch said the discussions were “useful and purposeful”.

He also “expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Waste Management team for collecting tons of residential waste each week across the Island, often under difficult circumstances”.

As a reminder to the public, the Ministry released the 2019/2020 Garbage and Recycling Schedule earlier this month. Online copies can be obtained from the Government portal

A spokesperson added: “A key aim of the calendar is to assist residents in knowing their accurate collection dates for their refuse.

Lastly, the Ministry reminded the public that it recognises that there may be some occasions when there are delays in waste collection. In such instances, the public is encouraged to call the Marsh Folly Depot at 292-1517 or 292-7454.”

For missed recycling collections email or call 501-3043.

Trust and believe, this journalist KNOWS the Colonel will get it done and on Homestead Lane WE have every confidence it won’t happen again!

  • Photos Courtesy of DCI: Minister Burch with Permanent Secretary Randy Rochester, Solid Waste Manager, Clarkston Trott, Kirk Outerbridge Assistant Acting Chief Engineer and Vanese Gordon Education & Enforcement Officer