Smoke from the Guanapo Landfill. Photo: Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government/Facebook page
THE Guanapo Landfill Site is once again opened to the public.
In a release on Wednesday, the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) stated that the landfill was temporarily closed to the public for the morning period today, due to a fire.
SWCOL stated that all necessary operational steps were taken and the blaze was extinguished.
However, residents of the surrounding areas were advised to continue exercising caution.
On Tuesday resident protested about employment concerns with a contractor at the site.
The release added, “SWMCOL reminds all parties involved that contracts are only awarded through the tendering process and asks that all parties involved allow the process to take its due course.”
The landfill was initially closed due to a fire.
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