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Garbage

Garbage disposal was not a problem for most of the respondents. The women who found it a problem were the women who were located in peripheral areas of the city.

Auntie

Garbage is dumped in the sea because the trucks from the Metropolitan Service that come from Portmore will not stop. The garbage is a problem but the worst thing is when the Sandy Gully floods and garbage from the city is washed into the sea. A lot of this garbage eventually ends up on the beach right in among the houses.

Letty

Garbage is dumped in the gully as the garbage collection people don't reach this far.

Deula

The garbage trucks never come to the area. She uses some of the garbage for compost and has built herself a compost area with a bamboo enclosure. She dumps the rest of the garbage in the gully.