Avoid dumping household waste on road reserves: FRA

Culvert blocked at Nakorovo Road off Wainibuku, Nakasi attributed to household rubbish. Picture: SUPPLIED

MEMBERS of the public are being reminded not to dump household waste on road reserves.

The reminder was issued today in a statement by Fiji Roads Authority general manager – Central Aram Goes who said they had noticed an increase in the number of drains on road reserves being frequently covered in household rubbish, which not only caused pollution but also created extra work for the contractors.

“The FRA contractors periodically cleans, mows and removes the overgrown weeds and self-sown trees to keep the road reserves clear of vegetation, debris and other obstructions,” Mr Goes said.

“People planting crops along the road do so at their own risk, as do people leaving personal property outside their private boundary,” he said.

Mr Goes said the FRA was working with the town councils to ensure developers and resident’s whose activities encroached beyond their private boundaries were complying with the relevant Acts and bylaws to protect the road assets and see that the public’s safety was not compromised.

“We all have a part to play in keeping our environment clean and safe and we can all stop pollution if we all take responsibility of our own household rubbish and green waste.”

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