Government outsources garbage collection routes to private firm

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June 30, 2011

By SANCHESKA BROWN

THREE years after spending millions of dollars on 10 new garbage trucks that were expected to solve Nassau's waste management woes, the government is now having to outsource collection routes to a private company.

The Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) confirmed yesterday that it has temporarily contracted the services of Bahamas Waste Management to assist with the collection of household waste in New Providence.

In January 2008, Minister of Health Dr Hubert Minnis commissioned five new "state-of-the-art, fully automated garbage trucks" which were expected to improve the garbage collection capabilities of the DEHS. Five additional trucks were ad ...

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News date : 06/30/2011    Category : Tribune Stories

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