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Nevis Waste Management Official calls for greater input in clean up drive

The Manager explained that much of the equipment necessary for effective waste management was costly. Therefore a company in the region which owned the equipment that was willing to conduct business with the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority was a blessing. She said the Authority had previously embarked on a similar project to recycle led acid batteries.

According to Ms. Lawrence, recycling was one of the key processes that would increase the longevity the Long Point Land field. There were a number of issues with regard to waste management on the island and when the landfill opened in 2003 it was given a lifespan of about 15 years.
She explained five years later the landfill was nearing capacity because there had not been a concerted effort to recycle, reduce and reuse in the past. Mrs. Lawrence said if the island continued to generate a lot of waste and not find effective solutions to handle some of it, there would be a constant need for additional lands for managing waste. As a result there would be less land for other development.

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