San Fernando City Corp and SWMCOL to launch curbside recycling project
The San Fernando City Corporation (SFCC), has collaborated with the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL) to launch the Curbside Recycling Initiative at the end of July.
The Curbside Recycling Initiative will focus on waste reduction, separation of recyclables at the household level (source separation) and the collection of recyclables all driven by public education and awareness in communities and schools.
The programme adopts a simple system:
Bunch It: Separate your used recyclable beverage containers from your other waste, empty, rinse and recap (where possible)
Batch It: Place in a transparent garbage bag – one bag / single stream
Bring It: Place it at your Curbside and
We’ll Take It: A recycling collection truck (with sides & tarpaulin covers) will collect only recyclables on the designated day.
The first phase will run for a six-month duration; during that time solutions for any challenges arising will be developed. The programme will then be expanded to other districts.
The SFCC will be holding two community meetings ahead of the launch of the project on Saturday 28 July.
The meetings will take place at the Gulf View Community Centre on Thursday 10 July, and at the Embacadere Community Centre on Wednesday 18 July.
His Worship the Mayor of San Fernando Junia Regrello, San Fernando City Corporation CEO Indarjit Singh, Councillor for the area Anderson Williams, representatives of SWMCOL and SFCC’s Public Health Department will all be on hand sharing on this initiative that will see the collection of recycling materials from the doorsteps of residents beginning on Saturday 28 July.
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