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March 21, 2019
App to help track garbage collection set for release

THE Ministry of Environment will be releasing an app that will allow users to track garbage collection, Director of Environmental Health Services Melanie McKenzie said yesterday.

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January 08, 2019
Department of Environmental Health Services announces twice weekly garbage collections

Garbage collection on New Providence will be increased from once to twice weekly starting next month, the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) announced today...

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September 15, 2017
Garbage collection fee still up in the air

The government has not yet had a formal discussion about implementing service fees for garbage collection on New Providence, but the idea is still on the table, said Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest.
Turnquest announced in July, during a meeting of the "Rotary Club of West Nassau" at "The Poop Deck at Sandyport", that the government was considering the fee.
In a recent interview with The Nass...

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August 11, 2010
Budget cuts possible problem with garbage collection

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 ...

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June 30, 2011
Government outsources garbage collection routes to private firm

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...

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April 10, 2013
Residents complain about slow garbage collection

COMPLAINTS about the slow pace of garbage collection across New Providence came in yesterday, with several callers expressing concern about the risk of serious health problems.

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August 25, 2015
Dorsett denies claims he owns garbage collection company

ENVIRONMENT Minister Ken Dorsett yesterday denied claims circulating on social media websites that suggest he owns a garbage collection company.

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Public Notice/Press Release Garbage Collection
September 15, 2011
Public Notice/Press Release (Garbage Collection)

The General Public is hereby notified that effective, Thursday 15th September 2011, the Department of Environmental Health Services will intensify its household collection services for the island of New Providence.

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December 19, 2013
Government to reduce garbage collection costs by '500k a year'

The government will save $500,000 through a number of measures being initiated by the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), according to Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett, who yesterday confirmed the reassignment of garbage collection contracts to a variety of private companies.
Dorsett's comments on government initiatives in the area of garbage collection come a...

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September 12, 2010
Letter: Consistent garbage collection after Tribune story

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I want to thank Tribune reporter Ava Turnquest for doing the story on the poor garbage collection a few weeks ago. I am one of the callers who called into The Tribune's newsroom and was transferred to her. Within 48 hours she had written a front page article on the matter. I was most surprised and excited.

Before her article, I had to wait up to two and a half weeks for col...

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