Construction of garbage receptacles has commenced in Salisbury and two other locations on the west coast in a project spearheaded by the National Youth Council of Dominica (NYCD) as part of efforts to curb improper garbage disposal in Dominica.
The NYCD says the aim of the project dubbed “Youth: We Keep It Clean” is to construct some 50 garbage receptacles around the island.
“These will serve as proper storage for garbage until collected by the relevant authorities on stipulated days, as well as to deter motorists and residents alike from wantonly dumping garbage, particularly along the island’s highways,” the NYCD said.
On Saturday, April 13th, 2013, the NYCD along with the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation, Salisbury Enhancement Committee, Coulibistrie Youth Group, Salisbury Young Achievers and the Parliamentary Representative for Salisbury, Hector John, gathered to tackle the unsightly garbage and to lay the foundation for the first two receptacles.
The NYCD is now calling on residents to be mindful of the way garbage is disposed and its impact on the environment. “The National Youth Council of Dominica urges all concerned to therefore make proper use of these garbage receptacles and to practice proper garbage disposal,” the council stated in a release.
In the coming months, the NYCD is expected to begin construction of more receptacles in the communities of Silver Lake and Soufriere/Scotts Head.
“We invite business houses and residents concerned to lend support when the “Youth: We Keep It Clean” initiative comes to your respective communities,” the NYCD said.