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Pile draws concern

Mere Naleba
Friday, February 09, 2018

RESIDENTS living along Uca Place in Makoi are pleading with the Nasinu Town Council to remove a pile of rubbish left along their street roundabout.

Uca Place residents Jone Ledua and Parveen Chand said rubbish, including household items, had been left at an area that clearly had a no dumping of rubbish signboard, and the pile continued to increase by the day.

Mr Chand said rubbish had been there since last November.

"We have the rubbish collectors coming to collect rubbish every Monday and Thursday, but they don't take all these rubbish," Mr Chand said.

"Our house is just a few metres from it and the smell is affecting us."

Mr Chand said the pile was usually garden refuse, but they now had household items such as gas stoves, laundry baskets, suitcases and other items.

"We were given a letter by the Nasinu Town Council that they will come and collect the garden refuse on a monthly basis, but since November nothing has happened," he said.

"I'm also disappointed with people living in this area, they continue to pile rubbish here and now it looks and smells like a landfill."

Mr Ledua said they could not enjoy their meals because of flies and the smell coming from the dump.

Nasinu Town Council chief executive officer Lute Berenads said green waste for the Makoi area as per the 2018 schedule should be collected once every six weeks.

Mr Berenads said the green waste for Uca Place would be collected this morning.

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