The Environment Resources Authority has just broken its record for the number of people caught throwing out their rubbish at the wrong time halfway through July after catching… 35 people.
At present, there around 14 ERA officials who do the rounds across both Malta and Gozo to catch the rubbish-dumpers. Fines are only issued when people are caught in the act of dumping waste incorrectly.
The ERA has issued fines to the 35 people, amounting to €150 per person.
For the total of July so far, ERA found 56 different people disposing their waste incorrectly, 42 of whom were in Gozo.
“The Authority would like to take this opportunity to encourage the pubic to respect dates
and timings related to waste handling,” ERA said in a statement. “It is every citizen’s duty respect the rules laid down by the law in this regard.”
The conversation about improper rubbish dumping in Malta is growing quickly, after two tourism hotspots, Sliema and St Paul’s Bay, seriously flagged the problem.
Not one person caught by ERA was from those areas.
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