NA Mayor concerned about indiscriminate dumping of garbage

Acting New Amsterdam Mayor Wainwright McIntosh has expressed concern over indiscriminate dumping of garbage on parapets in the township.
The acting Mayor joined other residents of his constituency on Sunday to clean up, but was not pleased by what he saw as they cleaned.

One of several garbage piles that have been developing around the town of New Amsterdam

It was not the first Sunday that the acting Mayor has gone into the streets to clean as part of a project which spans from 43 Stanleytown to Pope Street, New Amsterdam (Constituency Number Five). Sunday’s clean-up was done in cross streets and not along the major roads as before. Under the project, solid waste which residents had accumulated in their personal garbage bins was also removed.

Residents of NA assisting with a clean-up exercise

“…so as to make their burden light in terms of solid waste management. During this exercise, we used the opportunity to collect that and to ensure that streets within the constituency are well-kept and maintained,” McIntosh said.
The acting Mayor added that it was appalling that while some residents have been trying to ensure that the constituency was in keeping with the prescribed standards and expectations of all the environmental policies, factions of society have been showing no regard for the efforts. McIntosh pointed out that in some sections of the township, persons have been dumping solid waste indiscriminately. Much of the garbage piles which have been developing around the town comprise commercial waste. He noted that skip bins were placed at strategic locations around NA for residents to dispose of their waste properly. The acting Mayor referred to indiscriminate disposal of solid waste as an irresponsible act by residents, noting that the environmental code was being violated.
McIntosh is encouraging citizens to be the vanguard of their communities and not allow persons to dump garbage indiscriminately. (G4)