Project Recycling Limited ordered to cease its operations

The Ministry of Health on Friday issued an abatement notice instructing Project Recycling Limited at Lower Estate, St. Michael, to cease its operations.

The company has also been ordered to clear the site of all materials within four weeks.

The order came after an investigation which revealed that the site was being used as a dump as well as numerous complaints by residents of smoke and foul odours emanating from the compound.

The Barbados Fire Service, along with Environmental Health Officers, were in the area again on Friday responding to a report of smoke.

As a result, the Ministry has advised residents who may experience respiratory problems that they should seek medical attention at the Fast Track Service at the Winston Scott Polyclinic, Jemmotts Lane, which is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Residents may also seek attention at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The Ministry is working closely with several other Government departments, including the Town and Country Development Planning Office, which served its first enforcement and stop notices on the company in 2015. Since April, 2016, the matter has been engaging the attention of the Magistrates’ Court.

7 Responses to Project Recycling Limited ordered to cease its operations

  1. Alex Alleyne December 3, 2017 at 5:53 am

    What about “CLEANING OF VACANT LOTS and BURNING OF STUFF IN BACK YARD”. ??????????????????????????????????.

  2. Greengiant December 3, 2017 at 6:18 am

    This is sad news for Cherry, but not the end of
    ‘project Recycle’.

    The future still looks bright for ‘project recycle’. Stay strong my brother.

  3. lmlayson December 3, 2017 at 9:43 am


  4. Blu December 3, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I wish I could say I am sorry but I am not. He has caused too many people distress. Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you.

  5. archy perch December 3, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    The nostrils of residents will eventually be cleared with fresh air.
    Had this situation lingered into next year and the crooked Barbados Labour Party won the general elections, the Project would never have been moved. The six-month moratorium while “we make efforts to move” was a well calculated hoax.

  6. milli watt December 3, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    bout time……….he could be back after elections next year though

  7. Helicopter(8P) December 4, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Fellow countrymen and women the issue has been delt with by the authorities and we thank your health ministry for advising every one affected to seek medical attention at our health facilities for diagnosis and evaluation. Barbadians across the board desire a recycling project site but the operation would have to be a contained, environmentally controled plant with captured methane ducts and storage vats.


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