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Garbage collection in St. Vincent has been returned to normal, says Garth Saunders, general manager of the Central Water and Sewerage Authority (CWSA).

He, however, told I-Witness News on Thursday that garbage collection in North Leeward remains a challenge because there is mud on the road in some areas there after the trough system Christmas Eve that has triggered several landslides in that area.

“It is always going to be a challenge to ask our subcontractors to take their specialized, expensive trucks in those areas. So, we will have to rely on open back trucks to assist in the heavy cleaning. But, the regular refuge, household collection, the schedule is still in place and that is on-going,” Saunders said.

He said that some of the landslides between Rabacca Dry River and Fancy in North Windward are yet to be cleaned up.

“We are ready. We have open trucks, and we have compactor trucks, which we made available to do this cleaning,” he said.

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The Central Water and Sewerage Authority/Solid Waste Management Unit announced on Dec. 30, that garbage collection in areas beyond the Georgetown Bridge, and Spring Village on the Leeward side of St. Vincent would not be collected until further notice.