If you’re a resident of New Providence then you’ve probably seen them: mounds of uncollected trash and overflowing trash bins far too often; which become the perfect targets for stray dogs and a breeding ground for rodents. While challenges related to public sector trash collection services are not new, many more residents have
noticed, longer than usual delays in the weekly collection of their garbage.
As of January 1, 2019, the Government of The Bahamas introduced
changes to the regulations which dictate what type of residences qualify for public trash collection. Under the newly enforced laws, multiplex lots comprising of 3 units or more now fall into the category of commercial properties, and will therefore no longer qualify for residential collection services by the Department of Environmental Health Services. The new procedures will require the owners of multi-complex properties to seek alternative collection arrangements to ensure that their properties remain clean and safe. Amid these regulatory changes, Bahamas Waste Limited (BW), which is already responsible for collection of up to one-third of the island’s trash, has stepped up to provide a speedy sign up for these services.
“In recent weeks, we have been inundated with calls from residents all
across the island who simply want their trash collected,” explained BW
Operations Manager Ethelyn Davis. “We’ve realized that many owners are unaware of the changes in the law, we are happy to step in quickly and are offering free quotes as well.” With more than three decades in the waste management industry, Bahamas Waste Limited is staffed with trained and qualified staff to handle all sorts of waste. While the company is well known for its rental of portable restroom facilities, construction, and bin needs, Bahamas Waste Limited also offers specialized services from medical waste and
‘White Glove’ collection service.
“As part of our white glove service, our techs wash and deodorize your bins weekly, we also provide liners to make sure that your trash collection area stays as clean as possible,” said Davis. “We’re fully prepared to answer whatever waste management questions you may have, and we can recommend the kind of service which best suits your needs and budget.”