The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority in collaboration with the Sandals Foundation and the Bisee community undertook a clean up of the Bisee Illegal Dump Site. The clean up and beautification project sponsored by The Sandals Foundation took place on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Project activities included:
- Clean up of all solid waste in the area
- Removal of concrete slabs
- Haulage of all solid waste to the Deglos Sanitary Landfill and
- Beautification of the site
The Sandals Foundation has pledged sponsorship for some of the project activities. In addition, some twenty (20) members of Sandals staff were temporarily released from their normal duties from the various Sandals Resorts to partake in the clean up and beautification project.
The Authority commends the Sandals Foundation for its contribution towards maintaining a clean and healthier environment for the residents of Bisee and encourages other corporate entities to play their part in making our environment clean.
The Authority would also like to commend Mr. Cassian Henry, the Zonal Supervisor for the North of the island for his outstanding efforts at planning the project as well as his persistent collaboration with the Education department to ensure that the public was well sensitized regading the implementation and sustainability of this initiative. Mr. Henry also worked alongside the Bisee residents and the Staff of Sandals in collecting and bagging the waste, loading the truck, and landscaping the area.
The Authority appeals to residents of Bisee to ensure that the area remains clean and of course discourages any illegal dumping by anyone.