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SWMCOL says the move is necessary because of a fire which occurred at the site.

The Guanapo Landfill will be closed temporarily to the public today, Wednesday 29th January 2020.

According to an official statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL), the move is necessary because of a fire which occurred at the site.

SWMCOL says its officials have been on site and following the implementation of mitigations measures, the fire has been contained, but not completely extinguished.

The company is advising users of the Guanapo Landfill to use the Beetham or Forres Park Landfill Sites temporarily.

Residents of the surrounding areas also are being advised to exercise caution.

In the release, SWMCOL apologizes for any inconvenience caused and says it is working diligently to extinguish the fire.

It will provide subsequent updates on the matter.

Story by NEWS DESK