Collection of Landscape Impacting Wastes

Waste Management Services are pleased to announce an ENRD trial initiative – Collection of Landscape Impacting Wastes.

The aim of this initiative is to make St Helena’s environment more pleasing to the eye and begin to rid the Island of historical bulky waste that at times blights the landscape. Bulky waste is categorised in this instance as larger items, including end-of-life vehicles, bulk scrap metal, and large volumes of waste that may be visibly stored on public or private land.

The trial will begin in Longwood, on the road to and from Millennium Forest through to Longwood Gate and, if successful, may be implemented in other parts of the Island.

Environmental Risk Manager, Mike Durnford, said:

 “ENRD encourages residents in Longwood to take part in this free opportunity. In future, the newly enacted Environmental Protection Ordinance may require residents to dispose of such waste at their own expense. 

 “Waste Management Services acknowledges that residents from across the Island might wish to take part in this scheme but, due to current budget restrictions, ENRD can only offer the service to Longwood at this time, with a view to expanding to other districts if affordable, based on the experience of the trial initiative.”

Customers can book for free collection and disposal of bulky waste impacting the landscape by contacting Mike Durnford on Tel: 24724 or e-mail mike-durnford@enrd.gov.sh, who will arrange a suitable day for collection.  The service will commence in May 2016.

The regular Island-wide bulky waste collection service is planned to recommence when the replacement refuse collection vehicle increases capacity in the Waste Management Service – but this is still several months away.  Members of the public are in the meantime encouraged to dispose of their bulky waste and large scrap items at the Horse Point Landfill Site during normal opening hours.

 SHG

26 April 2016

 

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