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NSWMA says it's making steady progress in garbage cleanup island wide

The National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA, says it is making steady progress in removing garbage from communities and illegal dump sites across the island.

The agency launched its island-wide clean up campaign last week following complaints about the pile-up of garbage in communities across the country.

Executive Director of the NSWMA, Audley Gordon told Radio Jamaica News that the agency has been receiving positive feedback since it began deploying the 50 new garbage trucks to parishes across the island.

He added that the NSWMA employees will be working longer hours to remove the backlog of garbage "Our disposal sites are opening for longer hours, we are also looking to push that third trip to ensure we achieve our objective."

In the meantime, Mr Gordon is again urging members of the public to alert the NSWMA regarding illegal dump sites "There are some numbers that you can call us if you see anything untoward, if you see the truck parked anywhere  too long and there's no garbage there to take up, if you see the truck driving recklessly, whatever, help us."