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Build-up of garbage to be rectified soon

Relief is coming “soon” for the hundreds of Barbadians who have been affected by garbage pile ups.

Public relations officer at the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA), Carl Padmore, told Barbados TODAY that the SSA was working assiduously to rectify the problem.

Carl Padmore

Carl Padmore

He explained that the pile ups were not as a result of any crisis at the SSA but because of a shortage of vehicles as many of the trucks from the older fleet were off the road for maintenance.

“The Minister of Environment [Dr Denis Lowe] and the Board of Management of the SSA are aware of the build-up of garbage on the roads of Barbados and they are working around the clock with the management and staff of the SSA to ensure that adequate coverage is given to Barbadians,” he said.

“We know that there is some anxiety among people but we give them the assurance that crews are working to have the problem looked into. We want to thank the Barbadian public for their patience so far and as soon as possible we are hoping to have services regularised.”

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