San Pedro Town receives 100 Garbage Containers
Thursday, June 5th, 2014
On Monday, May 2nd the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) received 100 garbage containers from an anonymous donor. The garbage containers were painted and bear the slogan “Keep La Isla Bonita Clean”. The containers will be placed in areas throughout the island to promote proper garbage disposal and sanitation.
The much needed containers are very welcomed as unsightly garbage has long been one of the major issues on the island.According to councilor in charge of Solid Waste Management Kenrick Bracket, the containers donated will be used primarily in the town core and beach areas. “We have seen that people are littering our beaches and parks, so we are going to be putting some of the new garbage containers along the beach approximately 25 meters apart. We are also going to be placing garbage containers in all the parks, schools, the Sunset Boardwalk and the Honorable Louis Sylvester Arena,” said Bracket.
By July, SPTC expects to acquire 100 more garbage containers, a number of which will be sold for residential use. “We have heard people complain that there is not enough garbage containers, so now we will ensure that there are more than sufficient containers across the island, but it is up to the people to do their part and place garbage in its proper place. This is a tourism destination so it’s very important for us to keep it clean and improve the image of our town,” said Bracket.
Town foremen have already commenced placing the garbage containers in their assigned area. “The San Pedro Town Council now has three foremen, Samuel Gonzalez, Freddy Gonzalez Jr. and Abel Guerrero Jr. Their work along with the addition of the garbage containers, should vastly improve the garbage situation.”
Big thanks go out the generous anonymous donor and family! The public is urged to take care of the garbage containers and use them appropriately.