Former Chief Town Planner Says No Permission Needed to Dump Waste at Quarry

Former Chief Town Planner Lennie St. Hill has lent his voice to the issue of Anderson Cherry’s use of the Lears Quarry as an area to “dump” and sort waste for his company “Project Recycle Limited”.

St. Hill was among a three member panel on Monday's Brass Tack Programme where Cherry was promoting his recycling project, his crowd funding effort and the benefits of it to Barbadians; he also sought to clear the air on the legality of his operations.

St. Hill was among a three member panel on Monday’s Brass Tack Programme where Cherry was promoting his recycling project, his crowd funding effort and the benefits of it to Barbadians; he also sought to clear the air on the legality of his operations.

Cherry last week issued a press release in which he openly condemned the government of wasting money even though there was a cheaper alternative to dealing with the 1,000 tonnes of waste generated on the island daily.
In that press release he made reference to The Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC), which is operated by Ralph “Bizzy” Williams, saying SBRC was acting as a transfer station and NOT a recycling facility and that Williams and his company ought to be paying the waste haulers and Barbadian almost $6 million dollars for separating and diverting about 300 tonnes of garbage from the Mangrove Landfill in St Thomas.

Williams in his weekend response accused Cherry of operating an illegal business and called on him to uphold the law. But St. Hill made reference to a specific section of the planning act and indicated when you deposit waste of any kind on a quarry site you are using it as a scrapyard.

Williams in his weekend response accused Cherry of operating an illegal business and called on him to uphold the law. But St. Hill made reference to a specific section of the planning act and indicated when you deposit waste of any kind on a quarry site you are using it as a scrapyard.


Although recent reports states that Government is moving swiftly against the new multi-million dollar recycling project said to be operating illegally at Lower Estate, St Michael, since the plant poses a threat to the island’s drinking water supply, St Hill dismissed it as rubbish, because noting that this is zone two and the restrictions in zone two particularly with solid waste in a scrap yard pose no threat or violation.

Mr. Cherry says his project is moving forward and he will continue to provide the service to his clients and by extension all Barbadians. He maintains that he operates a quarry; at which all he is doing is separating coconuts, green waste, plastic bottles and tetrapak containers, card and paper etc.

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