Jamaica’s First Transfer Station for Solid Waste.
What is a transfer station for solid waste? It appears to be a holding area for solid waste so trucks to not have to make direct trips to and from the larger dumps.
Well, whatever it is exactly, the community of Daniel Town will be the site of the first of its kind in Jamaica.
From the Jamaica Information Service.
The Government is to construct a transfer station for solid waste in the community of Daniel Town, Trelawny, on Solid Waste Day, June 6.
This was disclosed by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, while bringing greetings at a Church Service on Sunday, June 3 at the Webster Memorial Church in Kingston to launch Environment Week (June 4-8).
The week will be observed under the theme ‘Better Solid Waste Management, Healthier Jamaica’.
According to Minister McKenzie, the transfer station will be the first of its kind in Jamaica and will save time and money in the disposal of garbage.
“What is now happening is that when the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) collects garbage, for example, in Westmoreland, the trucks have to travel all the way to Montego Bay in St. James to dispose of the garbage,” he noted.
However, the transfer station in Trelawny will significantly reduce the amount of time that trucks will travel back and forth, because there is now a holding area for solid waste.
Other activities for the week include the cleaning and clearing of dump and litter sites in Johns Lane, King Street and Stable Lane, all communities in Fletcher’s Land, Kingston.