UPDATED: Dumped waste material in Wied il-Qoton removed
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A valley in Birżebbuġa which apparently takes its name from the amount of cotton grown in the area in the past, was not offering a very attractive scene.
Tal-Ġebel Road, which leads to this valley separating Birżebbuġa from Ħal Far, has ended up full of waste material which has been in a state of fermentation in this same locality for the past fortnight.
After TVM reported about the waste, workers from Environment Malta and from the Cleansing Directorate went on site and removed all the black bags and other waste.
All that remains is some construction waste which has been dumped there for a long time, and which has ended up mixed with stones probably meant for rebuilding a demolished rubble wall.
Several residents have complained on social media about this situation, and it appears that not only has the waste material not been collected for some time, but also that some persons are continuing to add more waste even on days which are not scheduled for collection.
Persons who live in the area have told TVM they often see car drivers stopping their vehicles and dumping garbage bags in an area where a skip had previously been placed. The same residents appealed for a camera to be installed with the aim of curtalining this abuse.