The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation is planning to strengthen its partnership with the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to solve the challenges associated with garbage collection in the Corporate Area.
Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams declared that commitment at Sunday’s flag raising ceremony at the Breezy Castle Roundabout to launch the City's 145th anniversary.
“The issue of garbage - collection, storage, disposal – that issue must be dealt with if our city is to grow, and if our city is to become the capital of a region,” he stressed.
But the mayor was not specific in his declaration of intent, only saying that the Corporation will “give some help, offer our advice” to the National Solid Waste Management Authority.
Garbage collection and disposal were major challenges for the NSWMA in 2017 because of several issues, including a shortage of trucks, improper roads at disposal sites, and outstanding payments to contractors.