The Dominica Waste Management Corporation says it will soon introduce a more effective billing to householders and businesses in Dominica for the collection and disposal of garbage.
Public Relations Officer of the Corporation Jeno Jacob said the contribution made by customers is crucial if it is to maintain its mandate of keeping the island clean and protecting citizens from health risks associated with the improper disposal of solid waste.
He said the recent outbreak of dengue and leptospirosis has demonstrated the urgency in ensuring sound environmental practices as great priority.
“Solid Waste Management is an essential service and the Corporation appreciates the public’s support to sustain a top of the line collection and disposal system. The Corporation is in the process of ordering a number of garbage bins which will be given to each household and business place which pays for its waste disposal,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Corporation has begun an Express Delivery Service to collect waste from businesses in Roseau on a daily basis.
Jacob is encouraging businesses to get on board the programme.