Environment Health Department makes another attempt to enforce the country’s Litter Act.

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Environment Health Department makes another attempt to enforce the country’s Litter Act. by: – September 22, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img 19 Views   no discussions Share Chief Environmental Officer, Mr. Anthony Scotland. Image via: GIS NewsDominica’s Environmental Health Department said it will once again seek to enforce the country’s Litter Act which has been on the books for many years. Chief Environmental Officer Anthony Scotland said efforts to enforce the Act have not met the expectation over the years.The Environmental Coordinating Unit has now embarked upon a sensitization and education drive in an effort to enforce the act.“From last week, we have been training all the officers under the Act. We had a session with about 60 people from National Pest, Solid Waste, all the clerks and the chairman of village councils. Every police officer, road superintendent can help authorize the Act. The Act goes authorization to at least nine people,” he said.Meantime bus drivers who do not provide bins on public transport have been identified as perpetrators of the Act.“The Act tells you that all public transport should have on board their bins. Also dumpers do not cover their aggregate when traversing the roads. We are not going to be going over and over with that. It’s time to act. Otherwise we will just be going around in circles’,” Scotland said.He said the minister can also appoint on his discretion who should be added to the list.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more