The Malta Independent 9 December 2019, Monday

10,200 tonnes of illegally dumped waste cleared in first nine months of 2019

Monday, 11 November 2019, 18:34 Last update: about 27 days ago

The Cleansing Deparment cleared 10,200 tonnes of illegally dumped waste between January and September of this year, data tabled in Parliament shows.

The information was provided by Justice and Culture Minister Owen Bonnici in reply to a Parliamentary Question by Government Whip Byron Camilleri.

The data shows that 15,624 tonnes of illegal waste were removed in 2018. Similar amounts were removed in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The waste was collected from all around the country, with the largest amounts removed from remote areas like valleys and industrial sites.

An increase in dumping of construction waste was experienced over recent months, the minister said.


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