The Ministry of Health today issued an abatement notice instructing Project Recycling Limited at Lower Estate, St Michael to cease its operations.
The company, which is owned by prominent waste hauler Anderson Fat Child Cherry, was also ordered to clear the site of all materials within four weeks.
In a statement issued by the Barbados Government Information Service, the ministry said this evening that the order
came after an investigation revealed that the site was being used as a dump, despite numerous complaints by residents of smoke and foul odours emanating from the compound.
“The Barbados Fire Service, along with Environmental Health Officers, were in the area again today responding to a report of smoke. As a result, the Ministry has advised residents who may experience respiratory problems that they should seek medical attention at the Fast Track Service at the Winston Scott Polyclinic, Jemmotts Lane, which is open until 10 p.m. tonight and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday,” the statement said.
“Residents may also seek attention at the Accident & Emergency Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital,” it further advised.
Cherry, whose operations have been under close scrutiny, was previously served with enforcement and stop notices by the Town & Country Planning Department back in 2015 and since April, 2016.
His controversial Lower State operation is also the subject of an ongoing court case.