The Malta Ranger Unit called out 6 individuals who ‘decided to dump their garbage in a nearby shrub’ in Qalet Marku, Naxxar, rather than taking it home with them.
‘Leaving garbage behind is not ok. It defaces the area and also attracts rats which negatively effect wildlife such as nesting birds’ the page wrote.
‘Our Rangers have been monitoring Qalet Marku (Naxxar) and it didn’t take long until the first case could be documented.
The Rangers reported how the accused will be facing a fine of around €150-300 as per the law against abandonment, dumping and disposal of waste in streets and public spaces/areas.
A police report will be filed by the ranger unit and evidence handed over to the Malta police Force.
‘Keep Malta clean please. We will continue to do our part and report (and document) any illegalities under the environmental chapter (cap.549)’.