Residents have been taking advantage of handwashing stations provided by Bahamas Waste in the Nassau Village community.
(Photo courtesy of BJ Moss for Barefoot Marketing)

New Providence, The Bahamas – For the past five months, Bahamas Waste and its employees have remained at the forefront of the fight to curb the spread of COVID 19 in The Bahamas. In addition to providing collection and waste management services for both its residential and commercial customers, the company’s handwashing and sanitization stations have become staples outside local banks and major grocery stores to ensure the safety of all.

Now through a partnership with local activist and community leader BJ Moss, the company has donated these lifesaving stations to those most vulnerable and unable to afford these rentals. “Over the year’s we’ve taken our mandate to be a community partner very seriously and now with the pandemic, we are working with essential partners to protect those who are at real risk,” noted Bahamas Waste Operations Manager, Ethelyn Davis.

The relationship between Bahamas Waste and BJ Moss dates back to the year 2000, with community cleanup projects which discouraged indiscriminate dumping and helped provide proper waste management practices – specifically within the Englerston Community. Recently Bahamas Waste has generously donated several bins for debris collections in densely populated areas and this time around, the partnership between Moss and the company has focused its efforts on the community of Nassau Village. Hand sanitizing stations have been spread out in easily accessible locations – near local parks, as well as popular local water depots.

“Bahamas Waste has proven itself to be an amazing corporate citizen and a real asset to us as we work to keep residents in Nassau Village and everyone throughout the island safe from the spread of COVID 19,” Moss explained.  “Residents have been taking advantage of this wonderful service provided by Bahamas Waste. We are the first community on the island to introduce these stations to the local landscape and we would have not been able to do so without the continued support of Bahamas Waste.”