Thursday 6 August, 2020

SSA getting serious with residents who dispose of faeces in bins

The Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) has urged the public to be more mindful of what they have disposed of in their garbage as workers have again encountered human and animal waste during collection.

Public Relations Officer, Carl "Alff" Padmore issued a statement pleading with members of the public to "desist from the practice" as it poses a potential health hazard to the workers of the SSA.

"The SSA continues to encounter human and animal faeces in garbage bins...this practice is unhealthy and we urge the public of Barbados to desist from the practice."

In the interest of the health and safety of SSA workers, Padmore has advised Barbadians to seek out alternatives in the disposal of animal and human feces. He also stated that as a result of the continuing incidents, the SSA would be implementing a no-tolerance policy if such materials are discovered in residents' garbage and environmental officers from the Ministry of Health would be called in to deal with the matter. 

"If an individual or family is unable to dispose of their bodily fluids in the approved manner, they need to contact the nearest Polyclinic. The SSA will not be exposing its crew to this any further. The Environmental Health Officers will be contacted."

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