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The Corozal Town Council has addressed community concerns over garbage that accumulated within private property, surrounded by the Corozal Police Formation, Corozal Magistrate’s Court, Government Treasury and Post Office.

The Council, following dialogue with Police officials, and with the expressed permission of a representative of the property owner, cleaned the area and removed the garbage this afternoon.

Garbage collection/removal on the property was done by a hired local private sanitation company, but for unknown reasons the service was discontinued, leading to the accumulation of the garbage over time.

The site has a large garbage container but there is improper dumping of garbage in the area by a number of persons who carry out vending on the property and nearby.

The Council takes its responsibility of cleaning our town very seriously and has a daily schedule for the collection of residential and commercial garbage, as well as collection of other refuse. The Council expresses deep appreciation to residents who do their utmost best to ensure that their garbage is placed in proper garbage containers, bagged and made accessible to our sanitation workers who do their rounds. The Council also thanks those in the business community who cooperate by paying for the collection of their garbage.

The Council is in discussions with Police officials and other relevant entities to ensure that measures are in place for the timely removal of garbage on the site.

The Council reminds the public that it is an offense to litter. We ask the community to take our collective responsibility to keep our town clean seriously.