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Landscape and Waste Management Agency | 13 November 2020

New spot demarcated at landfill for disposal of old, used tyres

 

Private garage operators can start bringing old tyres to the landfill now that the Landscape and Waste Management Agency has secured a new site for their disposal.

In a communiqué released yesterday, the Landscape and Waste Management Agency (LWMA), which falls under the Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment, writes that disposal of old tyres will start on Monday November 16, 2020.

It adds that this is in relation to the decision by the Seychelles Petroleum Company (Seypec), instructing its private garage operators not to hold on to used/old tyres as part of its tyre-change services.

“The management of Ile du Port Petrol station contacted the agency on Wednesday for an update, and yesterday arrangements were already underway to alleviate them of their excess tyres. The agency understands the inconvenience caused as a result of the temporary pause in the disposal of old tyres, but Seypec was aware of the limitations of the agency following the fire incident at the landfill and restrictions that had to be put in place by virtue that tyres can easily cause the landfill fire to re-ignite. As a matter of fact, there are still traces of active fire at the landfill, being managed as and when it comes to the surface,” writes the communiqué.

Members of the public are being informed to bring their old and used tyres to the landfill between 8am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.

Moreover, the communiqué adds, the landfill is also accepting green waste including branches and tree trunks, as from Monday November 16, 2020, a service that has also been put on hold temporarily. The public must abide by given instructions on the new location for disposal.

Members of the public are being informed that used tyres are good materials to recycle and curb down the amount of waste being deposited at the landfill. Hence, individuals interested in recycling used tyres are invited to launch in the vital practice for ecological sustainability.

The agency is always prepared to accommodate businesses and commercial operations requiring a special disposal scheme or encountering difficulties in its waste disposal system. For assistance, please book an appointment via the head office on 4324836 or 4324334 or via hotline number 2822600.

 

Press release from the Landscape and Waste Management Agency

 

 

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