Budget cuts possible problem with garbage collection

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August 11, 2010

By AVA TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

IRREGULAR and inadequate waste collection in Nassau could be the trickle-down effect of budget cuts in the Department of Environmental Health, claims a union chief.

Funding allotted for overtime was cut in this year's budget, and some sanitation workers allege this decision has negatively impacted collection efforts.

For the past month, The Tribune has received calls from residents of various neighbourhoods in the capital lamenting sporadic and insufficient service.

Residents tell of their frustration and disgust at having to wait in excess of two weeks before waste collection or until directly prompted.

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News date : 08/11/2010    Category : Tribune Stories

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