A local coconut vendor was yesterday ordered to clean up his mess after he was caught dumping at Buck’s, St Thomas.
The vendor is the latest in a string of illegal dumpers who have recently been forced to take remedial action.
However, it was not clear if the vendor was the one actually doing the clean up or if he contracted someone else to do the job, as has been the practice of late by those who have run afoul of the garbage disposal regulations.
Yesterday officials again expressed concern that despite the mounting of signs, which clearly read: “No dumping. Trespassers will be Prosecuted”, Barbadians were still proceeding to illegally dispose of their waste at Bucks, which has become a major site for illegal dumping.
From old couches and deep freezers to solar panels and coconut shells, the privately owned property continues to be invaded.
Massy Properties Managing Director Shane Sandiford said he was notified by security two nights ago that someone was dumping on the property, while noting that the coconut vendor was called in today to clean up the piles of coconut shells.
Representatives from Massy Properties and the Ministry of Health were on hand to supervise the clean up.
Sandiford said since the dumping problem escalated last June, the company has had to hire security for its property at Bucks.