Cevons, Puran Brothers seek gov’t intervention to avert city garbage crisis 

Garbage piled up outside Stabroek Market during a previous city garbage collection crisis in 2013. (Stabroek News file photo)

Saying that City Hall cannot manage the municipality’s garbage collection, the city’s two largest disposal contractors yesterday called on central government to intervene to avert a potential crisis.

The call came in wake of an announcement by the two companies, Cevons Waste Management Inc. and Puran Brothers Disposal Inc., of their decision to withdraw their collection services from next Monday due to the failure of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) to pay them a total of $160 million for the work they have done since June.

As a contingency plan, the M&CC has said that five small companies have indicated their willingness to work with the city’s solid waste department to manage the situation…..

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