Operations Supervisor of the SWMC, Wilmon McCall, while speaking on the radio programme, ‘Talking Trash’, disclosed that the department has indentified some 564 abandoned vehicles on the island, with 96 being identified in Conaree and 88 in lower Cayon.
McCall said there are too many of these vehicles and they usually have no doors, no windows, no wheels and are not intended to be repaired.
McCall added that most of the vehicles no longer have a financial value, yet remain on the road.
He also proposed that if persons were asked to pay a significant fine, then more attention would be placed on properly removing the vehicles.
McCall said, “I am not suggesting hardship for anyone… I am suggesting we get this place to a position where we are comfortable, where our health is not threatened, the tourism product not affected and we are all happier.”