October 11, 2017
The Ministry of Environment and Housing via the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) launched the National Cleanup Initiative on October 1, 2017.
The initiative seeks to involve the community and stakeholders in cleanup and maintenance for the respective areas.
The cleanup will be conducted in phases and will focus on the removal of white waste (e.g. refrigerators, washers, dryers), furniture, lot clearance and derelict vehicle removal.
The cleanup will also identify abandoned and or dilapidated buildings with the objective of assessment by the Ministry of Works. Rodent control activities will be integrated into the cleanup to reduce rodent populations.
The cleanup in New Providence is to be conducted in five phases. The First Phase addresses Bain Town, Centreville, Englerston, and St. Barnabas.
The DEHS will advise each community of the days for placement and pickup of waste. The other components of the initiative are inclusive of ongoing public education, enforcement and monitoring.
The initiative will utilize corporate citizens, community members, contractors, NGOs and other stakeholders to improve the aesthetics of all communities in New Providence. All persons are asked to team up to clean up.