MOU to be signed with Californian firm to start recycling programme

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PRESS RELEASE: The Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation and Muller Concept a recycling firm from California will on Thursday 15th April 2010 sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the recycling of Solid Waste from Dominica.

The agreement will strengthen the corporation’s mandate of protecting the environmental integrity of Dominica from the improper disposal of Solid waste.

Muller Concepts has agreed to recycle all plastic material, cardboards, paper and scrap metal from Dominica. The initiative will reduce the volume of waste disposed of at the Fond Cole Sanitary Landfill, reduce public health risk and protect the environmental integrity of the island. The collection, storage and disposal efforts of this initiative will target schools, householders and public and private businesses who are generators of waste. A programme for proper collection of recyclable items from these waste generators will be launched with a pilot programme in the Bath Estate/Elmshall area.

Soon Blue Bins to collect recyclables will be given to the residents and businesses in the Bath Estate/Elmshall area.The Corporation’s theme for this venture is “Recycle, Reduce, Reuse” as the way forward for DSWMC.

– Dominica Solid Waste Management  Corporation

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8 Comments

  1. Yeahhhhh!!!!
    April 16, 2010

    Thank you! It is about time.
    I do hope this talk becomes reality.
    This is one of the most sensible plans I have heard in a while.

  2. April 14, 2010

    Thank you Jesus, it was more than time.

  3. only
    April 13, 2010

    Time to recycle and make some money. No more just throwing everything into a landfill which is finite. I hope that that landfill is lined to prevent seepage.
    Also, recycling of hazardous substances and a responsible way to dispose of toxic substances.

  4. Way Out There
    April 13, 2010

    Fantastic….finally positive things are happening. I hope we can we get some of these recycled products resold to the public at reduced prices?

  5. Natural Living
    April 13, 2010

    The only thing that could make me happier is for Dominicans to embrace this service in an effort to keep our country clean.
    We need the enforcement of the litter act to complete this initiative.

  6. Vieille Case Itassian
    April 13, 2010

    At last we will begin to see some action around all the talk. That’s a wonderful initiative and I applaud the DSWMC and Mr Scotland. Such a recycling program will enable our Nature Island to remain clean and green and not the eye sore it has been for some time now.

    In addition to encouraging people to recycle, DSWMC must seek the assistance of our regulators to enact laws requiring recycling. There are too many things that go to our landfills (that have only limited space and life,) that could be put back to good use but many of us have adopted the throw away attitude that is common in some affluent countries.

    Some other initiatives that must be adopted in Dominica is composting. Much of the garbage going to the landfill can be composted and returned to the soil in our backyards and onto our agriculture plots instead of going to the landfill. That could save the country millions in haulage costs.

    However in order for this initiative to be successful the people must be well sensitized to begin the process of separation at home.

  7. Anthony P. Ismael
    April 13, 2010

    This a great initiative. it will take some time, but hopefully, the Dominican public will get on board with this effort.

  8. Stryka
    April 13, 2010

    Great Initiative. I hope the Dominican public cooperate with you all because they tend to want to dump their waste anywhere at times.Please lets all put a collective effort to keep our country clean cuz when we dump refuse where it is inappropriate inevitably ends up in the food chain and on our tables .

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