The Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors, JAPHI, says the country’s solid waste crisis has spilled over into institutions.

President of JAHPHI Michael Myles, says the issue has moved away from only communities.

Myles explained that the interim measures deployed by the government during the holiday period, only made a minor difference in some areas.

He added that some serious changes need to be made at the  National Solid Waste Management Authority.

Hykel Nunes has More in this report.


Last month, JAPHI said it began its assessment of the government’s promise, to implement interim measures for the holidays, to address the country’s backlog of uncollected garbage.

However Mr. Myles said the issue has moved from just communities, to reports of garbage pile up at public and private institutions.

Myles is raising concerns about how funds and other resources were distributed to address the country’s garbage crisis.

Meanwhile the JAPHI President says the NSWMA needs to make some changes urgently.