WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES – OPERATIONS OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD

The following is a public announcement from Waste Management Services:

Waste Management Services (WMS) will continue their operations over the festive period as follows:

Domestic & Commercial Waste Collection:

All domestic and commercial waste collection services throughout December and January will remain mostly unchanged except for the following:

There will be no domestic or commercial waste collection on Tuesday, 25 December 2018 (Christmas Day) and on Tuesday, 1 January 2019 (New Year's Day).

Customers who ordinarily have their waste collected on a Tuesday will instead have it collected on the preceding day � Monday, 24 December 2018 (Christmas Eve) and Monday, 31 December 2018 (New Year's Eve), respectively.

Customers are asked to ensure their bins are ready for emptying by 6am. Late placement of bins may result in bins not being emptied.

Safe and Efficient Waste Storage and Collection:

All cardboard boxes must be flattened prior to waste collection, with large volumes of cardboard tied in bundles for safe handling. WMS will not collect cardboard boxes that have not been suitably prepared. All other waste must be bagged and not placed loose into bins. Where possible, please sanitise your wheelie bins regularly to prevent the formation of maggots. WMS is not responsible for sanitising commercial or individual domestic wheelie bins.

Horse Point Landfill Site:

The site will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The public is encouraged to recycle as much of their waste prior to any disposal into the bulky waste cell. The Public Recycling Facility can receive plastics, glass, cans, scrap metal, wood, cooking & motor oil, tyres, cardboard, vehicle & domestic batteries, white goods, small electrical appliances, furniture, textiles and clothing.

The public is advised not to use the Landfill Site during the hours of darkness due to the obvious hazards that exist.

Bulky Waste:

The public is reminded that the free bulky waste collection service previously offered by WMS has been cancelled. Members of the public are advised to make private arrangements for the collection and disposal of any bulky waste.

Public Area Sanitation:

All public area sanitation services throughout December and January will remain unchanged. Please dispose of your litter in the bins provided for the protection of the environment.

Wheelie Bins:

WMS will have a limited stock of 240Litre black wheelie bins available for households and businesses for their waste management from February 2019. Residents and businesses requiring wheelie bins are asked to contact the Environmental Risk Manager, Mike Durnford, on tel: 24724 or via email: mike-durnford@enrd.gov.sh

Waste Management Enquiries:

With effect from Friday, 7 December 2018, through to Tuesday, 2 January 2019, all Waste Management Services' enquiries should be directed to the Landfill Manager, Patrick Crowie, on tel: 23655 or via email: landfill.manager@helanta.co.sh.This includes the following enquiries:

Domestic & commercial waste collection

Hazardous waste disposal

Incineration Service

Secure Data Disposal Service

Any waste management issues

Waste Management Services are committed to 'working with customers for a cleaner and greener St Helena'.

Source: St Helena Government

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