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Haulers park in protest


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DISGRUNTLED solid waste haulers gathered outside the Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC) Inc. in Vaucluse, St Thomas today after being barred entry.

The haulers said this move was not wholly unexpected as they had refused to purchase ticket books as part of the newly introduced tipping fee. This was their way of protesting, as the issue has not been fully ventilated.

The Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) notified private haulers in February a fee of $25 per tonne or part thereof was going to be instituted and they would be required to buy tickets at the SSA representing such.

The haulers made their dissatisfaction known, leading to a meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre early last month.

However, the haulers said that was more of a town hall meeting than a consultation and they still had pressing concerns, prompting them to refuse to buy the tickets until Government meets with them properly.

The latest report indicates a group has gone to the Ministry of the Environment to request a meeting. (CA)


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