SWMCOL applauds Massy's plastic bag initiative, encourages others to do the same

The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) is applauding the initiative by Massy Stores to reduce the use of plastic bags.

SWMCOL issued a statement Tuesday saying that as it continues to encourage citizens to “Get into Green” by adopting everyday practices that redound to the benefit of our beautiful island environment, "we applaud Massy Stores’ recently launched initiative to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags".

SWMCOL applauds move by Massy Stores to go green

The Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL) is applauding the move by Massy Stores to encourage citizens to go green by using reusable shopping bags.

Massy Stores made the announcement last week, stating, as part of the initiatives, that customers will have to now pay for plastic bags.

SWMCOL issued the following statement today:

Man crushed at Forres Park landfill

Police are investigating an accident at the Forres Park Landfill, in which a man was crushed to death.
A statement by the Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL) said the incident occurred approximately 10:15 am while the victim a salvager was rummaging through waste.

He was crushed by a reversing bulldozer while at the tip.
SWMCOL’s CEO Ronald Roach has expressed condolences to the family and friends of the victim.

60 percent of Beetham landfill fire extinguished

The Solid Waste Management Company says the fire at the Beetham landfill was started by illegal salvaging.

The company says that so far 60% of the fire has been extinguished and smoke is currently not affecting Port of Spain and environs due to the wind direction.

However SWMCOL is advising all commuters to proceed with caution along the Beetham highway.

SWMCOL: World Bank's calculations off; we're not the worst in the world for waste

The Solid Waste Management Company Limited is garbaging claims that this country is the worst in the world per capita where solid waste is concerned.

SWMCOL says the World Bank miscalculated the figures that caused it to come to that conclusion.

The following is SWMCOL's statement:

"The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) wishes to clarify information circulating in the media about this country’s waste generation.

SWMCOL on fire outbreak in the vicinity of Beetham landfill

The following is a press release from SWMCOL

The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) takes this opportunity to advise the public that there is currently a fire on the outskirts of its Beetham Landfill.

The fire started in the swamp area and quickly spread to the border of the landfill this afternoon resulting in copious amounts of smoke intermittently impacting in Port of Spain and environs.

All agencies, TTFS, WASA and the ODPM have been advised and are giving their support in bringing the fire under control.

Lisa Agard to chair NWRHA; Govt also announces directors for SWMCOL, MTS, NCRHA

The Government has announced new directors for the boards of the National Maintenance Training and Security Company Limited (MTS), the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA), the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) and the Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL).

Jackie Lazarus will chair MTS on a board that will include, 

Mr. Keith McDonald (Deputy Chairman)

Mr. Ian Ford

Ms. Rosanna McKenna

Ms. Averline Scott

Mr. Michael Mohammed