26 July 2017
CANCELLATION OF FREE BULKY WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE
The public is advised that the free bulky waste collection service offered by St Helena Waste Management Services (WMS) has been cancelled. Members of the public are advised to make private arrangements for the collection and disposal of any bulky waste.
Introduced in 2015, the free bulky waste collection service aimed to benefit residents across the Island. However, it was temporarily suspended in March 2016, due to a reduction of vehicle resources to safely continue the service. Now, due to additional workloads, regrettably the service cannot be reinstated.
Additional operations undertaken by WMS include:
- Increased collection and disposal (via incineration) of clinical waste for Public Health, from once to twice weekly
- Collection of glass waste for recycling fortnightly, in partnership with private sector recycler CNSKB Trading
- Increased sanitation program for public toilets/ areas, and
- Roadside litter picks during domestic waste collections
WMS are also developing a ‘Landscape Impacting Bulky Waste Collection Project’ for Jamestown, to be delivered during this financial year – similar to the project successfully delivered last year in benefitting Longwood areas. WMS aim to deliver this project for other areas in future.
The public is reminded that Horse Point Landfill Site is open from Mondays to Sundays between 9am and 3pm, except on Public Holidays. Residents are encouraged to use the on-site Public Recycling Facility for glass, cans, scrap metal, wood, paint, motor and cooking oil, tyres, vehicle and domestic batteries, white goods and small electrical appliances, furniture, textiles and clothing, paper and cardboard before delivering waste to the bulky waste cell.
Waste Management Services are committed to working in partnership with customers for a cleaner and greener St Helena.
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26 July 2017