Vromi threatens businesses with fines over illegal waste disposal

POSTED: 07/15/15 10:15 PM


St. Maarten – The department of infrastructure management of the Vromi-ministry is annoyed by the practice of businesses that depose their commercial waste illegally. In a notice that will appear on the government information page on Monday, the department’s head Claudius Buncamper writes that this practice is causing a nuisance to the living environment and the wellbeing of citizens. Violations carry a maximum prison sentence of two months and a 1,000-guilders fine, based on article 38 of the waste ordinance.

The notice reminds business owners that it is prohibited to place commercial waste for collection out for the garbage collection service. “The person producing commercial waste is obliged to remove this waste at his own expense on a regular basis to a dumping ground designated by the government,” the notice reads.

It furthermore states that business owners are obliged to take such measures that the collection and removal of commercial waste can be realized in an efficient and effective manner.

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