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December 20, 2013
500,000 a year saved on garbage collection

THE Department of Environmental Health Services expects to save Bahamians about $500,000 a year while creating a more efficient garbage collection system, Environment and Housing Minister Kenred Dorsett said yesterday.

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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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April 09, 2013

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June 08, 2012
Garbage collection deplorable

Dear Editor,

I am in full agreement with Tired of Waiting, the letter to the editor published June 5. Governments may change, but some things never change as in the inability of the Environmental Health Services to provide efficient garbage collection and disposal services.
For many weeks prior to the election, garbage collection was disgracefully sporadic, only once every two weeks if we were lu...

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June 06, 2012
Garbage Collection interrupted by intervals of rainy weather

Nassau, The Bahamas - Rainy weather has caused a delay in the New Providence island-wide garbage collection schedule.

 

On
June 5, the Ministry of the Environment issued a public apology for the
delay, as well as the inconvenience it has caused.  The ministry also
encouraged the public to dispose of household waste at the depository
site established at the front gate of the Harold ...

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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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September 15, 2011
Regular garbage collection to resume

After not being able to keep to a strict garbage collection schedule because of recent heavy rains, the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) will begin an intensive garbage collection schedule beginning today, Director Melanie McKenzie told The Nassau Guardian yesterday.
"The Ministry of Health and the Department of Environmental Health Services apologize to the public for the inconv...

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September 14, 2011
Public Notice on Garbage Collection in New Providence

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. Private sector sanitation collection companies will be assisting the department with this venture.

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August 24, 2011
Emergency garbage collection today

GARBAGE, debris and old appliances will be collected from outside your home by the Department of Environmental Health carrying out an emergency waste collection before Hurricane Irene strikes. Everyone is encouraged to put anything likely to fly in the storm outside for the collection as soon as possible.

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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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