White goods bulky items To dispose of items such as
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White goods & bulky items • Place your waste out only according to the To dispose of items such as white goods i.e. old washing collection days and times in your community. Every Tips on Proper machines, refrigerators, stoves, furniture etc., it is important community receives the service twice per week. Household that you first contact your • Keep your waste Waste collection contractor to find out receptacles as far away as when the collection of such possible, from animal and Management items will be done in your pickers, in order to community. Householders are prevent spills. required to keep their items on their premises until the designated day arrives. Quick tips on household waste management: • Ensure that you have a proper receptacle to store your waste, preferably a bin or bucket with cover to store your waste between collection times. • Ensure that your waste Produced by: receptacle is always lined Grenada Solid Waste with a sturdy plastic bag Management Authority to facilitate easy disposal. P.O. Box 1194,Grand Anse, Good household waste • Always keep your St.George's, Grenada. Management means proper receptacle in a sanitary Tel:4442019/3009 storage, careful handling, timely manner manner by disposal and avoiding too much washing with disinfectant wastage. on a regular basis. Waste Storage & Disposal them and cause spills. On collection day. Place The Organize your Organics to cut When you manger your waste covered bin or tied bag on the waste properly, it benefits everyone at roadside in front your home for the home as; collection service about an hour Composting is important in before collection is due to start Household Waste Management • it helps keep the home for your area. looking clean and free Almost 45% to 50% percent of from odours and the waste entering our landfills are organic in nature. • it reduces the chances of your home being infested Composting organics is not only with pests and rodents beneficial to the GSWMA as it ultimately reduces the amount How we handle waste around Many communities are faced of waste that has to be handled the home can say a lot about with neighbours who either; on a daily basis, but it benefits who we are. As the saying goes place their waste too early out the householder as it provides a “charity begins at home” so if we for collection, place their waste rich soil additive for potted do care about the environment out after the collection crew has plants and kitchen gardens. let's start showing it by already passed or place their managing our wastes properly waste out as it is generated in Items that can be composted from inside out. the home especially where there are; leaves, grass, table scraps, are community bins. fruit/vegetable peelings, old Follow the simple steps: fruits/vegetables etc. 1. Use a clean and sturdy For more information on garbage bin/receptacles Composting, feel free to contact at all times. Line it with a the Ministry of Agriculture or the garbage bag. Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority. All these give rise to the same 2. Locate your bin out of problem.... Waste is left reach of animals or unattended too long and gives children. enough time for dogs, cats rodents and drifters to get to What is Waste Reduction? Waste reduction refers to practices put in place to prevent or decrease the quantity of waste generated or disposed of. Waste These practices include source reduction, reuse of waste, Changing your habits is the key... Reduction... recovery and composting. think about ways you Why reduce waste? can reduce your waste It costs millions of dollars to when you shop, work and manage solid waste in Grenada play. annually. By putting waste reduction measures in place you will be helping to save valuable cash and extending on the life expectancy of our two sanitary engineered landfills. The home... It's In Your Hands Households island wide are creating and throwing away more waste than ever. From excessive packaging to old household appliances & food scraps, this garbage takes time and money to deal with. Fortunately, there's a lot you can do to reduce your waste. Avoid disposables Composting..... The school... – Avoid food wastage by There are lots of ways that we proper catering Composting is one of the most can reduce waste at school. – Show preference for fresh effective ways of reducing waste. By thinking ahead and being fruits and vegetable over creative, you can reduce your canned goods Considering that approximately impact on the environment and – Use reusable towels rather 45 to 50% of the waste we save money at the same time. that single use ones. generate in Grenada is organic Use soap, shampoo and in nature, composting, which is, Tips – detergent dispensers rather the decomposition of organic Use reusable dishes and that bottled products. matter, into a very nutritious soil utensils for school feeding programs additive, can be a very effective Start an environmental tool in waste reduction. club and educate students on The following can be composted; waste reduction. food scraps, old fruit and Introduce waste vegetables, cardboard boxes, separation.Recycle paper and leaves, grass etc. organics in compost. Produced by: Promote craft using Grenada Solid Waste plastics, glass, aluminum and Management Authority paper. P.O. Box 1194,Grand Anse, St.George's, Grenada. Tel:4442019/3009 The Offices, Hotels and Restaurants....... When it comes to conserving resources, preventing pollution Concord Government School and saving money, reducing Composting and recycling waste works in the best interest When you avoid making project of the businesses entity. garbage in the first place, you don't have Tips to worry about – Purchase in bulk disposing of waste or recycling it later.
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