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Keeping The Bahamas clean for a cause

  • Bahamas Waste's new bins at the Bahamas AIDS Foundation.

  • Bahamas Waste has been working with the Children’s Haven of The Bahamas on cleaning up Lewis Street. Pictured is the progress thus far.

  • Bahamas Waste's portable toilet and hand washing station at the Potcakeman Triathlon.

  • Pictured is the Bahamas Waste bin at the Lewis Street clean up. Photos: Bahamas Waste for Barefoot Marketing

Published: Mar 24, 2016

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Over the first quarter of this year, the Bahamas Waste team has worked hard to live up to the motto on its latest truck ‘“Service above self”, which honors Rotary in The Bahamas.

With that in mind the team has helped facilitate a clean dumping area for the Bahamas AIDS Foundation, provided porta-potties for the Potcakeman Triathlon Super Sprint series and is now back working with the Lewis Street Community Centre project, which is spearheaded by the Lend a Hand Bahamas Foundation.

“Giving back is important to us at Bahamas Waste,” said Francisco de Cardenas, managing director, Bahamas Waste. “As a Rotarian myself I believe in ‘service above self’, and we want to support our community by helping non-profit organizations where we can. We all prosper when our island looks clean and pristine.”

Wendy Wong, Bahamas AIDS Foundation event coordinator, said, “We really appreciate Bahamas Waste for their recent donation to the foundation. They gave us a careful and thoughtful assessment and when it came to waste removal they did all they could to provide the best solution for garbage collection at the Bahamas AIDS Foundation's resource center.”

Bahamas Waste provides various types of waste management services including waste collection, bin and dumpster rentals, portable toilets, medical waste handling and much more. When the company can, it provides these services for non-profit organizations and does its part to assist local events and clean-up projects.

“Bahamas Waste has been kindly donating their services to the Potcakeman Triathlon events for the last three years,” said Sarah Kennedy, event director. “Having their facilities onsite is vital to the success of our event and the comfort of athletes who participate. It has been a delight to work with them during this time, always being punctual and accommodating.”

She continued, “All the profits from the Potcakeman Triathlon goes towards BAARK's spay/neuter and education programs, working all over The Bahamas. So far in 2016 we have already completed 277 surgeries; our goal is 1,000 per year. We rely on generous local businesses like Bahamas Waste to help us maximize our fundraising and create clearer, safer and more educated communities.”

The Lewis Street Community Centre project is a carry-over from last year when Bahamas Waste provided large dumpsters to assist the beautification of the community.

The beautification project picked back up this year, and the Bahamas Waste team readily lent its assistance once again to clean up the Lewis Street area in Downtown Nassau.

The Bahamas Waste team is proud to help keep the country clean for a cause. Visit its Facebook page or website to learn more about ongoing projects or to see pictures from these events.

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