Madam Speaker, the Ministry of Health and Social Development and the Department of Waste Management are diligently working towards our long terms goals in the area waste management for this Territory, and it gives me great pleasure to inform this Honourable House that new equipment to process glass waste collected through our WE RECYCLE Programme is operational at Pockwood Pond.
Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Vincent Wheatley and members of the media are featured during a demonstration session on the operation and importance of the Glass Crusher to the recycling process of waste in the Virgin Islands.
The public is notified that effective Monday January 22, the operating hours of the Virgin Gorda Landfill site [dumpsite] will be changed from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to the new hours of 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
New protocols implemented by the Department of Waste Management continues to result in early notifications, which led to swift action to extinguish an early morning blaze at the Pockwood Pond Dumpsite.
Director of Waste Management, Mr. Marcus Solomon has said that his department has received the incinerator’s transfer arms as it makes steady strides in bringing the facility at Pockwood Pond back online.