Minister for Environment Dr Mahendra Reddy this week visited the Naboro Waste Management Landfill and noted that tonnage landing in the landfill has increased nearly ten-fold since its inception.
Each year the Government spends over $3 million in operating the nation’s only landfill that commenced its operations in 2005.
Reddy reiterated on the joint objective of the Waterways and Environment ministry on the importance of waste management and the role played by technology in developed economies internationally. He has entrusted the task to his senior management team to come up with a landfill operations concept that is technology sound and futuristic. One that would if not totally eliminate but slow down and reduce the extension of newer pits.
He also invited City and Town Councils to seek support from the Ministry in strategically assisting with ways and means of assisting them in managing litter/waste within their council boundaries.