The General Manager of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation Florian Mitchel is urging event organizers and the general public to give attention to waste management in event planning.
Mitchel says event organizers are required to fill in a public events form to ensure that waste is properly disposed of following an event.
“If you are cleaning after the event by yourself, you indicate, if you are contracting somebody to clean for you, you have to provide us with that information so we can speak to the individual,”
Mitchel stated that on Saturdays and Sundays, when most events would be held, the landfill is closed, and therefore provisions would have to be made for these situations.
Mitchel is advising planners that they must also consider waste management disposal during the planning phases.
“In planning an activity most times we think dollars and cents but we need to look at waste first, let us look at the entire cycle…”