Commissioner Bruce Zagers said that the fire at the landfill was not lit by a government department or by the landfill contractor. The fire ignited because there are still areas around the landfill that retain heat from the previous fires some weeks ago. Measures are being taken to remedy the situation. There will be no garbage collection on Thursday, in order for the contractor to be able to make preparations for the garbage so that there is not a repeat of what happened. The air burner, which is normally used, has been out of operation and parts are scheduled to arrive shortly.
Issues such as these will be a thing of the past when the recycling project which is almost ready, comes online. The official opening of the Recycling facility is scheduled for the 27th of February. Next week a massive information campaign will begin and households will start receiving their bins.
Press release GIS Saba