PHILIPSBURG – Minister of VROMI Christopher Emmanuel and his Cabinet were given a tour of the Sanitary landfill, commonly known as the “Dump,” by Head of Infrastructure Management Department Claudius Buncamper.
The camera crew from the Department of Communications of the Government of St. Maarten joined the tour to take video footage of the Dump. Minister Emmanuel wanted to highlight the severity of the Dump, and express his plans to move forward with Waste-to-Energy.
Buncamper brought forth implementing a Municipal Waste Recovery Facility (MRF), which is also a possible solution for the Dump. An MRF is a plant, which will primarily cater to receiving the municipal waste from the trucks, and start a complete separation for some particular streams of waste like: glass, plastic, aluminum and paper.
Minister Emmanuel is weighing all possible options on how to alleviate the stress and concern of the Dump to make a suitable and effective decision for Country St. Maarten.
Video footage of the tour of the Dump can be seen on the St. Maarten Government Website and the Ministry of VROMI Facebook page.
Also present for the tour were the contracted managers of the Dump Robelto and Son.