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Scavengers raid dump

Luke Rawalai
Sunday, June 08, 2014

SCAVENGERS continue to make a living at the Namara rubbish dump in Labasa.

Labasa Town Council's assistant health inspector Newal Naidu revealed this to the Labour Minister, Jone Usamate during a recent tour of the Namara rubbish dump.

Mr Naidu said scavengers often made a living out of selling used plastic bottles for recycling.

He said scavengers often earned $300 weekly from the dump.

He also told the minister that the council had secured a funding of $A330,000 ($F569,868) from the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) for rehabilitation work which is currently progressing at the dump.

"With the refurbishment works in place the dump sites will be divided into zones and also include a waste pond where liquid extracts from the dump will be collected," he said.

"This will only ensure that the mangrove swamp areas close to the dump site are protected.

"The different dump zones will be separated by compacted waste which will act as access roads to these zones."

Mr Naidu also said the council was actively involved in the recycling of green wastes from garbage they collected.

"We currently have a worksite where a composting project is underway and manure produced from this project is sold at $2.50 for five kilograms.

"The compost manure have been selling like hot cakes and our customers are always returning to purchase our manure.

"It is better than commercial manure as it is organic with no chemical ingredient."








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