BECQ warns of penalties for illegal dumping

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Posted on Mar 05 2019

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Following the completion of the final sweep on Feb. 24, 2019, of the Department of Public Works and Saipan Mayor’s Office crew removing typhoon-related debris from village roadsides, residents still continue to bring out typhoon waste as well as household trash alongside the roads.

On Feb. 27, 2019, DPW and the MOS announced that they are no longer going around to collect typhoon debris from villages because the operation was completed last Sunday.

BECQ advises the public and businesses that, with the debris removal operation already completed, residents and businesses should not to bring typhoon debris or household waste to the curb side anymore. That will now be considered illegal dumping.

BECQ will conduct village monitoring for any illegal dumping and will impose penalty, which may include a fine for the violation.

During BECQ’s monitoring activity yesterday in Chalan Kanoa, two illegal dumpsites were investigated and the responsible parties were notified of the illegal dumping violation. They were required to clean up the sites and provide documentation that their waste was properly disposed of at the transfer station or the Marpi landfill.

According to BECQ, with the debris removal operation conducted by the DPW and MOS already completed, residents should take responsibility to keep their village area clean and be responsible to dispose of their trash properly. (PR)

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