July records highest number of people disposing of waste wrongly – ERA

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Raġel għaddej b’tarbija minn qalb boroż taż-żibel u ħmieġ fi triq ewlenija f’Ruma (Credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino.)Raġel għaddej b’tarbija minn qalb boroż taż-żibel u ħmieġ fi triq ewlenija f’Ruma (Credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino.) During the first half of July, officials from the Environment & Resources Authority (ERA) caught 35 people taking out their waste on wrong dates or timings, constituting a new record. So far this year, the highest number of perpetrators were encountered in February, when 32 people were caught red-handed by ERA’s officials. During the first half of this month, 21 people were spotted breaking the law in Gozo; 13 in Marsalforn and eight in Xlendi. In the preceding months this year, only five people were caught red-handed in Gozo. Those caught breaking the law in Gozo this year were both residents and restaurant owners. In the past two weeks, nine people were also caught in Qawra and Bugibba, another four in Luqa and one in Marsaskala. ERA’s Compliance and Enforcement Directorate has issued a number of fines during the past couple of weeks. In cases where waste is not handled according to the indicated schedules, €150 fines are issued. Around 14 ERA officials do the rounds across the islands during the day, late in the evening and during the night. Administrative fines are issued when people are caught in the act of taking out waste in erroneous ways. The Authority would like to take this opportunity to encourage the public to respect dates and timings related to waste handling; and that it is every citizen’s duty to respect the rules laid down by the law in this regard. WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more