The Malta Independent 22 January 2021, Friday

800 kilograms of waste collected during clean-up in Majjistral Park

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 14:37 Last update: about 3 months ago

A substantial 800 kilograms of waste were collected during a clean-up of a Natura 2000 area below the cliffs of Irdum id-Delli in Majjistral Park on Sunday. 

The beautiful natural landscape was used as an illegal dumping ground for years as people would drive in and dump their waste off the side of the cliff. 

The Environmental conservation organisation, il-Majjistral Nature and History Park said that dumping waste in this way “made it incredibly difficult to clean up due to access issues.” 

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In a Facebook post, the organisation said that “luckily a number of people came to the rescue and we worked as a team to clear the area once and for all.” 

“Together (in very challenging weather) we managed to remove approximately 800 kilograms of waste,” the post said. 

We did it! 800kg 😱 Last Sunday we carried out a huge clean up of a Natura 2000 area below the cliffs of Irdum id-Delli...

Posted by Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The list of waste included a variety of things such as TV monitors, playstations, electric wires, CDs and DVDs, Baby car seats and pushchairs, remote controls, air conditioners, toy bikes and cares, soft toys, clothes, oil, rusted metal and glass. 

The organisation showed their appreciation and thanked St John Rescue Corps, a number of their dedicated volunteers as well as Clean Malta – Cleansing and Maintenance Division. 

Illegal dumping should be reported to the Environmental Protection Unit (EPU) by calling 119 and by sending a message to Majjistral Park staff via their Facebook page.

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