Following reports that reached ERA regarding waste in Comino, the Authority has taken immediate remedial actions by requesting operators to install adequate bins in the vicinity of the sites which were identified as the source of the waste. ERA is also in discussions with MTA, who is the entity responsible to issue licences to operators on Comino, to consider additional measures to ensure that similar situations will not happen again. Discussions are also pursuing with the Ministry for Gozo to ensure an adequate cleaning schedule for Comino.

In the meantime, an assessment of the present litter on Comino is being undertaken by Ambjent Malta, following which a cleanup of the current waste will ensue. Ambjent Malta will also increase its surveillance on the island in the coming days.

ERA would like to remind the public and operators to dispose of waste in the appropriate bins so as to safeguard the natural environment.

4 September 2021