Successful Community Cleanup

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Recently, the Ministry of Public Works in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB), held a two-day weekend horticultural community clean-up to remove the final remnants of horticultural waste scattered around our island.

Recently, the Ministry of Public Works in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB), held a two-day weekend horticultural community clean-up to remove the final remnants of horticultural waste scattered around our island.

The event held on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 of December, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm each day, involved the public disposing of all horticultural waste by delivering it to the Marsh Folly Composting Facility for processing. 

In support of the initiative, dumping fees over the two days, and all trucking permits for Sunday, 15 December were waived.

Under normal Saturday conditions, the average number of horticultural waste truckloads delivered is 70. On Saturday, December 14, there was an increase of 173% or 121 truckloads delivered, and a further 35 truckloads delivered the following day.

“In all accounts, this clean-up effort was a resounding success, a win for the people of Bermuda, and a final goodbye to the remnants of Hurricane Humberto,” said Acting Minister of Public Works, Zane DeSilva, “This was a community effort, and I thank all those involved for working together to get Bermuda clean.”

“Our island is known for its cleanliness, and we can now look forward to the start of 2020 with Bermuda looking its very best!”

The next event will be held on the weekend of January 11 and 12, when the Ministry in partnership with KBB will hold a bulky waste clean-up drive to dispose of large household furniture and major appliances.

Items must be delivered to the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm, or at the Airport Facility from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm each day.

Dumping fees over the two days and trucking permits for Sunday, 12 January will be waived.   

 

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