PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), is urging residents to take full advantage of the pre-hurricane clean-up schedule campaign executed by each district hauler, which will give residents the opportunity to dispose of all unwanted waste.
In accordance with the contractual agreement between district haulers and the Ministry of VROMI, each entity has prepared a pre-hurricane cleanup campaign with detailed schedules noting collection dates, and areas. Most, if but one or two community councils are all involved in the active participation of their community cleanup and are in close contact with their district hauler and Ministry VROMI to ensure an acceptable condition is maintained.
For an extended period time ending the first week of August, residents will be able to dispose of any unwanted garbage in accordance with the clean-up schedule, including loose household appliances, old furniture, pieces of wood, tree branches (pruning of trees), zinc, or any pieces of garbage that can become airborne during a hurricane.
How to dispose of garbage
Persons must take pride in their environment and dispose of their garbage as safely and responsible as possible. Garbage should be placed in heavy duty bags or boxes in managed piles or groups and can be placed outside of household walls, fences and in the additional larger garbage bins that will strategically be placed in every district by each hauler to ensure intake of the increase in disposed waste during the campaign period.
Residents should refrain from disposing of garbage around utility outlets including water meters, pipes etc. and disposing of garbage in isolated piles of individual items that can be blown into other people’s property, public roads and spaces, or be tampered with by stray animals.
Despite government initiatives, residents should all practice personal responsibility in cleaning up and maintaining acceptable conditions in their yards and extended surroundings. If garbage should go unnoticed, residents can contact their community councils or assigned district hauler to collect the waste.
Personal garbage bins
Each district/area community council is in contact with their district hauler and can assist residents who do not have a personal garbage bin. Residents who wish to submit a request for a personal garbage bin should communicate such as soon as possible for timely preparedness.
Pre-hurricane cleanup schedules:
Parcel 1: Cole/Simpsonbay area from border to border. COMPLETE
Leanard Enterprise Tel:
Parcel 2: Cul de Sac Basin July 4 – August 2, 2015
July 4 & 5 – South Reward and Ebenezer
July 11 & 12 – Saunders, Betty’s Estate, St. Johns and Mary’s Fancy
July 18, 19, 20, & 21 – St. Peters and Retreat Estate
July 25 & 26 – Zagers Gut, Bush Road and Dutch Cul De Sac
August 1 – Cay Hill
August 2 – Welgelegen Road and Belair
Meadowland N.V. Tel/Fax: 1 721 542 8862 Email: email@example.com
Parcel 3: Lower Princess Quarter June 27 – August 3, 2015
June 27, 28 & 29 – A. T. Illidge Road and Madame Estate
July 4, 5, & 6 – Middle Region
July 11, 12, & 13 – Dutch Quarter
July 18, 19, & 20 – Belvedere
July 25, 26, & 27 – Sucker Garden and Arch Road
August 1, 2, & 3 – Defiance and Oysterpond
All Waste in Place N.V. Tel: 1 721 543 0551
Parcel 4: Great Bay Area June 25 – July 20 2-15
June 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29 – Guy Estate, Guanabay and Hope Estate
July 2, 3, 4, & 6 – Over the Bank, Point Blanche, Back Bay and Monte Vista
July 10, 11, & 13 – Residential Back Street, Cannegieter Road, and Down Street
July 17, 18 & 20 – Residential Pondfill, A. T. Illidge Road, and Longwall Road
July 16, 17, 18 & 20 – Fort Willem
Clean St. Maarten Tel: 1 721 543 0155 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All schedules are weekly placed in the papers via the Government Information Page and are available on VROMI Facebook page: Ministry of VROMI, https://www.facebook.com/MinistryVROMI as well as on the government website http://www.sintmaartengov.org/government/VROMI/Pages/default.aspx .