Pride outraged with garbage left on Mullet Bay beach

POSTED: 01/15/14 11:52 AM

St. Maarten – During a site visit by the St Maarten Pride Foundation this past weekend the foundation’s volunteers found that parts of Mullet Bay Beach had been left covered in garbage after a party which was apparently held in the afternoon of last Saturday. The Foundation subsequently contacted Community Police Officer Josepha and executives of the waste management company Leonard Enterprises NV, who assured the foundation that the garbage would be immediately removed yesterday morning.

“St. Maarten Pride Foundation is once again calling on residents, visitors, businesses, and organizations to dispose of their garbage in a responsible manner during and after all beach visits,” the foundation said in a press release.

Last year  some 18 garbage bins were placed on Mullet Bay beach and 4 on Kim Sha beach in partnership with the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau, Environmental Protection In the Caribbean (EPIC), St. Maarten Pride Foundation, St Maarten Timeshare Association and The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure.

“Pride calls on the public at large to please make proper use of the garbage bins. Small waste items from beach parties, barbecues etc. should be disposed of in the nearest garbage bin which is not yet full or put in the large garbage containers such as the one placed on the Mullet Bay beach parking-lot,” the foundation urged.

“Odd-sized, large garbage items and full garbage bags should not be placed, in, on, next to or around the small garbage bins nor anywhere else on the beach. These items should be disposed of in the large garbage containers on the parking lot or taken back home if no containers are available in the immediate area,” Pride concluded.



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