The islandwide exercise continues today with the removal of bins in the Marisule community.
No Dumping signs have also been erected along the roadway.
Education and Public Information Manager at the SLSWMA, Emilyn Jean, says the new policy is being instituted as the presence of these bins has created several issues over the years, including indiscriminate dumping which poses serious implications for public health.
“We recognise that the bins are poorly utilised by the public and in addition we recognise that individuals with vehicles actually transport waste from various locations to those community bins. Waste is placed in those bins all day and night and there is always a constant supply. This becomes a nuisance to people who live in the vicinity of the bins or in the communities where those bins exist, and pose a health hazard to people living in these communities and so there are constant complaints to our office,” she said.
Effective immediately, residents are encouraged to put waste out only on designated days for curb side collections.