From today’s Letters Pages on the Times:
Selection of bring-in sites
I refer to Vincent Chetcuti’s letter entitled Bring-In Sites (September 13). WasteServ would like to take the opportunity to add the following information for the benefit of the general public.
The aim of waste separation is to reduce waste going to landfills. However, in spite of educational and awareness campaigns, misuse of the bring-in sites is unfortunately rife and people wrongly deposit domestic waste near these sites.
These sites, it should be reminded, have four containers where the public can deposit clean, source-segregated recyclable materials, and are coloured to make it easier for all: blue for plastic, white for paper, brown for glass and black for metal. These are emptied regularly by private contractors and the separated waste is ultimately sent for recycling locally or abroad.
Also, WasteServ is in regular contact with all local councils and consults with them on where to place the sites. Whenever a site is suggested by the local council, WasteServ surveys the site and drafts a plan of the site, which is then approved by ADT. If this site is approved, it is then passed on to Mepa for a permit. Afterwards, when the Mepa permit is issued, the site is again confirmed by ADT and the local council.
Thus, there is a very thorough process to which WasteServ has to abide so that the best sites are ensured for the benefit of the public.
Nice to see Ajjut! Ajjut! working hard for the environment! Would be nicer still to see his blog up and running again. Sahhiet Antonio!