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NSWMA calls for patience

BY KIMMO MATTHEWS

Thursday, November 01, 2012 | 11:43 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has called on members of the public to exercise patience as they continue their clean up exercise across the island, following the passage of Hurricane Sandy.

The NSWMA made the call as residents in a number of communities have started to raise concerns and request removal of the pile up of downed trees and other debris that have remained uncollected.

"From the storm large tree branches and other items continue to pile up in our community an’ we calling on the NSWMA to do something about the problem," said Errol, a resident in the Pembroke Hall, St Andrew community.

Errol’s plea was echoed in several communities across the Corporate Area this morning.

"Following the Hurricane the NSWMA’s response has been in three phases," community relations manager, Shauna Guthrie explained.

According to Guthrie the first part of the response was to remove debris from the roadway, then remove household items and then other large items such as tree branches.

Guthrie also called on members of the public to desist from adding large and industrial items to household garbage.

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