New Operator to Replace PASA for Management of Disposal System
In early January, PASA Belize Limited shut down operations at the solid waste transfer stations and sanitary landfill. All operations within the central corridor—from San Ignacio/Santa Elena to San Pedro and Caye Caulker—came to a grinding halt. The very real hazard of accumulating garbage was quickly averted as Solid Waste Unit took up the charge of managing the facility at mile twenty-four on the George Price Highway. Today, Tyrone Chimilio, Communications Officer of Solid Waste Management told News Five that they are in the process of contracting a new operator.
Tyrone Chimilio, Communications Officer, Belize Solid Waste Management Authority
“That situation was quite unfortunate, but nevertheless PASA, they are no longer operating our facilities. But Belize Solid Waste Management Authority…we are the operators for right now. Probably by May or June, we should have a new operator. Within the newspaper over the past month or two, we did do some biddings for other operators to bid to operate these facilities. So by June we should have a new operator operating the waste management facilities within the country.”