13 April 2020 – Citizens not to dispose of bulky waste during lockdown

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Environment
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness; Individual measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Ministry of Local Government, Disaster and Risk Management

Overview: An appeal is made to the public to respect the guidelines of the Ministry so as to ensure good hygiene and a clean environment. Citizens called on not to dispose of bulky waste such as mattresses, refrigerators, etc., by the roadside or in public places during the lockdown period.
Full details here: http://www.govmu.org/English/News/Pages/Citizens-called-on-not-to-dispose-of-bulky-waste-during-confinement-period.aspx

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: The scavenging service offered by Municipal and District Councils is effected only once a week and prioritises the collection of household waste for public health reasons. The public is requested, following household clean-up, to refrain from disposing of bulky waste such as mattresses, refrigerators, cupboards, and washing machines, among others since during this confinement period, the scavenging service does not cater for bulky waste.