DSWMC wants public to respect the smart bins

first_img Share 10 Views   no discussions LocalNews DSWMC wants public to respect the smart bins by: – February 7, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share DSWMC Public Relations Officer, Jeno Jacob.A month after the launching of the “Adopt –A-Block” initiative in Roseau the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation (DSWMC) is making a special appeal to citizens to respect the smart bins and refrain from damaging them.The initiative gives businesses within the City the opportunity to take ownership of the various “blocks” around the city which they believe will enable business owners to feel a sense of pride for their respective blocks; thereby ensuring its cleanliness and general upkeep with the understanding that cleanliness also translates into good business.To date, several businesses have supported the initiative and a total of 60 smart bins have placed within the City; however Public Relations Officer of DSWMC, Jeno Jacob has reported that one of the bins has been vandalized.Smart Bin outside the All Saints University in Roseau“The Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation is seeking support from the general public to protect the Adopt-A-Block bins in the City of Roseau especially during the Carnival season. Over the weekend one of the litter bins sponsored by Jays Bookstore on Independence Street in Lagon was set ablaze.”Jacob is asking the public to “respect the bins to claim them as their own” as they have been erected as part of the initiative in ensuring a cleaner City of Roseau.He further warns that the smart bins should be used to disposing of litter such as snack wrappings and not tree cuttings or dead animals.“We’re also asking them not to throw cigarette butts in them, grass, tree cuttings, dead animals etcetera.These smart bins are only for litter such as snack wrappings, cans, tins, bottles and such items.” He complimented and thanked the business owners who have supported the initiative thus far and cautioned people “who are bent on destroying the bins and are saying to them that if they are caught they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law”. Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img

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