Growing dump sites concern locals

Concerned locals in Port Moresby are calling on companies with contracts to collect waste or rubbish and dispose them at proper dump sites.

This call follows an observation on the growing number of waste heaps along the two main highways into the Central Province – Magi Highway and Hiritano Highway.

The waste vary from old household and office furniture, vehicle parts, old drums to shopping plastics and boxes.

This practice has been ongoing for years and has become a norm for anybody in the city to drive out and dump their waste anywhere along the highway.

Apart from it being an eyesore, the environmental risk posed is a concern, especially when the waste is dumped near the shore line.  

“This has to stop,” says resident Hazel Navaru.

“They have to find a proper place to dump the waste instead,” she suggests.




Gloria Bauai