The National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA, says it issued more than 8,000 removal notices and 1,600 littering tickets last year.
The notices and tickets were the result of surveillance by the NSWMA’s Enforcement and Compliance Unit.
The action was taken to discourage flagrant violation of the law. The information is part of the NSWMA’s Annual Report, which was tabled in the House of Representatives recently.
The report notes that enforcement was bolstered by the acquisition of two Toyota Hilux pickup trucks in the last quarter of the reporting financial year.
The trucks were donated by the Tourism Enhancement Fund, TEF.
One unit each was placed at the WPM Waste Management Limited to serve Westmoreland, Hanover, St. James and Trelawny.
The other is at NEPM Waste Management to serve St. Ann, St. Mary and Portland.
Meanwhile, the NSWMA says its enforcement will be strengthened with the new public cleansing Regulations.
The regulations are to address loopholes in the current Public Cleanliness Regulations that will be repealed once the revised regulations are gazetted.