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Daily rubbish pick-ups for kitchen waste to begin from Monday

July 7, 2018 1:45 am

The country’s heavily populated and largest municipality, Nasinu, will be the first to collect garbage every weekday beginning from Monday.

The first phase will begin from next week through to Friday and this will be done on a daily basis.

This is in line with the government’s commitment to create cleaner and healthier municipalities by increasing rubbish pickups for kitchen waste.

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Local government Minister Parveen Kumar says this is a very good initiative.

“This will definitely assist and help the municipal councils and the ministry in terms of caring for our environment.”

Residents of Nasinu are advised to place all kitchen waste on roadsides or cul-de-sacs before 9am each day.

Residents are also advised all refuse should be properly placed in garbage bags for collections.

Any refuse not properly packed in bags or placed after collection time may incur a fine under the Litter Act 2008.

Meanwhile, the 2018-2019 National Budget allocated $1million to standardize rubbish bins across the country, beginning in Nasinu.

Additionally, an allocation of $1.5 million towards the collection of rubbish by the government.

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