New Wasteserv trucks to educate the public about waste separation

Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change José Herrera and Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government and Communities Silvio Parnis launch the Marketing Campaign with Kerbside Collection V

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To increase awareness about separating recyclable waste, Wasteserv is sending out a new fleet of collection trucks across the country to educate the public.

The company says that that project will help reduce the amount of cross contamination of recyclable products and show the method used to separate them.

The intention is that every month, the trucks will visit different village centres across Malta and Gozo and engage the public about waste management.

The project was announced yesterday by the Environment Minister José Herrera, who explained that the efforts were tied to educating the public.

‘Our aim is to continue educating people about the importance of waste separation, while at the same time make it as convenient as possible for residents to take up recycling practices. The new collection vehicles will expand our waste and recycling services offered to the public.’

Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change José Herrera and Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government and Communities Silvio Parnis launch the Marketing Campaign with Kerbside Collection V

The project is part of Wasteserv’s wider ’Sort It Out’ Campaign aimed at creating consciousness about rubbish separation.

The campaign aims to educate the public about the disposal of different and hazardous waste types like cooking oil, light tubes and bulbs.

The new trucks will also accept several new waste types including polystyrene, textiles, plastic, metal, glass, paper and cardboard.

‘Building on the positive results of the Sort it Out campaign and the newly launched medicinal waste collection scheme available in pharmacies, this initiative seeks to continue promoting sustainable waste practices with respect to separation efforts. Simply put, the more people recycle, the less waste ends up in our landfills,’ WasteServ CEO Tonio Montebello said.

Schedules for the truck’s visits to Malta and Gozo localities, will be announced on social media.