Dominicans urged to compost “as much as possible”

Compost bin. Image: Gail Langellotto
Solid waste

The manager of Dominica’s sole sanitary landfill is encouraging Dominicans to compost more in order to reduce the volume of waste going to the landfill:

Manager of the Sanitary Landfill, Jeno Jacob has said about forty-five percent of compostable waste end up at the landfill.

This he revealed while addressing a stakeholder consultation for the West Coast Solid Waste Management Project at St. Joseph on Wednesday 18 July 2018.

Jacob said he is hoping that this project, when implemented, will encouraged the separation of waste at its source.

“We have always said and we continue to say that it is important that we compost as much as possible… why should all this compostable waste come into the landfill?”

Disposing of compostable waste with non-compostable waste, he explained, causes the garbage trucks to make more trips to the landfill, increases the content of the landfill which is already filled to capacity and causes that awful stench which is left behind on the streets when some of the waste falls off the trucks.

“Thus it is important that we compost as much as possible.”

Source: Dominica Vibes.

[Image: Gail Langellotto]

 

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