Landfill site: workers ask for equipment

2010-05-25 00:00

WORKERS at the New England Road landfill site are pleading with the Msunduzi Municipality to supply more equipment.

Speaking to The Witness on condition of anonymity, workers said all they need in order to be able to do their jobs properly are a machine to cover refuse, a payloader to load refuse, two trucks and soil with which to cover dumped rubbish.

They said those working this past weekend were verbally abused by residents for the unkempt state of the area designated for small vehicles to offload refuse.

Said a worker: “This place provides a major service to the community and if refuse is exposed then it poses a ­real health hazard. There’s a golf course, hotel, schools and residential properties nearby this area and all these are negatively affected if this place is not clean. We want tools with which to work and would appreciate it if the new leaders would come and address us workers.”

The municipality failed to respond by the time of going to print.

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