Concerned residents have reported what they describe as an eyesore and environmentally harmful piles of rubbish, including electrical appliances, dumped with the apparent purpose of filling a piece of land north of San Pedro. According to regulations, organic landfill may be used, but electrical items and appliances are considered hazardous to the environment and should be disposed of properly.
The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) is aware of this, and Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez said that the property owner had been warned. According to him, if they do not comply, the SPTC and the Department of Environment will issue a hefty fine. Despite what the Mayor said, the huge rubbish dump continues to grow, giving the area an unpleasant view and toxic environment. The property owner could not be contacted, but it allegedly belongs to a local business person.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun