Recycling project expands

2009-06-09 00:00

RECYCLING is the right thing to do and it’s just about to become a whole lot easier for an additional 3 000 households in Prestbury, Montrose and Athlone, which join Chase Valley households this week as beneficiaries of a local kerb-side recycling collection project.

A joint initiative of Mondi Recycling and Msunduzi Municipality, a pilot kerbside collection initiative was introduced to Chase Valley in February.

The success of that pilot and the “overwhelming support” of Chase Valley residents was behind the move to expand the project, according to Mondi Recycling marketing executive Rosanne Griffin.

The service, which is rendered at no cost to households, has also received support from Dr Timonthy Fasheun of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Environmental affairs and Collect-a-Can.

Griffin said residents in the participating areas should this week have received a supply of bright orange plastic bags into which they are asked to place their recyclables, which will be collected from their verges by Mondi’s agent, Central Waste, on the same day as the local municipal refuse collection.

Items to be recycled include cardboard, paper, plastic and cans. Residents are advised not to place garden and organic refuse, glass and non-recyclable material into the orange bags.

For inquiries about the kerb-side project, contact Central Waste at 033 397 0758.

Glass can now be recycled at a number of bins around the city (see box for locations), which are placed and managed by eThekwini Glass Recycling in partnership with the Glass Recycling Company (GRC), a national non-profit organisation set up to increase the rate of glass recycling.

Rajah Naidoo of eThekwini Glass Recycling said a glass depot will shortly be established in Pietermaritzburg with a truck dedicated to servicing the Pietermaritzburg bins. Naidoo said 40 more bins are planned for the city over the next two months.

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