30 trips recorded to landfills on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue |19 December 2020
Even though it was a working day for most of us yesterday, deputy chief executive of the Landscape and Waste Management Agency, Rahul Mangroo told Seychelles NATION that by 4pm, 30 trips were made to the landfills on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
“This year the cleaning activity is being done by individuals and I am sure that during the weekend we will have more garbage sent to the landfills. On Mahé only there were 20 trips with 13.47 tonnes of garbage collected. On Praslin we recorded three trips and on La Digue seven trips. A lack of weighbridge on the two islands makes weighing impossible. We encourage the public to seize the opportunity to clean their backyards and houses and bring their garbage to the landfills because it is free for the next two days,” noted Mr Mangroo.
To recall it was on Tuesday December 15 that the Landscape and Waste Management Agency (LWMA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment (MACCE), launched a pre-Christmas clean-up activity on December 18, 19 and 20, 2020.
There will be four clean-up activities per year and this will coincide with some national events. “We are starting this clean-up activity this weekend and we want the community to get heavily involved. This time members of the public are advised that they will have to arrange for their own transport to dump their garbage at the landfill which will be open and free of charge for the three days and it will be the same arrangement for the upcoming clean-up activities,” stated Mr Mangroo.