Work together for a clean environment

2015-11-04 06:00
Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Marge Mitchell and Welcome Ngcobom at the drop-off centre. Photo: supplied

Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Marge Mitchell and Welcome Ngcobom at the drop-off centre. Photo: supplied

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WORKING towards a cleaner and greener community, the Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association asks residents to volunteer their time or support the KHBA in keeping the neighbourhood clean and tidy.

Marge Mitchell of KHBA said one of the most unattractive sites of a city or town is litter.

“A way we could maintain the cleanliness of our town is not to dump illegally, clean up our neighbourhood and pick up litter.”

Mitchell said that realising a clean-city vision requires community involvement and she encourages people to keep their living spaces clean. This includes cleaning pavements and roads.
She also encourages the community to drop off their recyclable goods at the drop-off centre in Delamore Road.

The KHBA thanks the sponsors for their dedicated support for the association.

Mitchell reminds people that the site only collects glass bottles, paper, cardboard, cans, and polystyrene and asked residents not to bring windscreens, plates, crockery, tyres, hosepipes, paint cans or garden refuse as they need to go to the Shongweni landfill site.
“Some individuals are using the Hillcrest Recycling Centre as a dumping ground for their unwanted rubbish. While most of the people who visit the recycling centre are committed and responsible, there are some who spoil it for everyone. So I urge the community to use the centre responsibly.”
Welcome Ngcobo, a centre employee, said he is extremely grateful to the KHBA for allowing him the opportunity to make a difference to the community in this way.
“Previously, I was unemployed and in search of work, so when I met the KHBA I was taught how to preserve the environment and the harm that litter can do,” he said.
“Now that I know the benefits of recycling I pass this knowledge to my family and encourage residents in Hillcrest to not harm our community, but rather to use the centre to discard unwanted recyclable materials,” he added.

To support the KHBA, contact Mitchell on 083 419 3807.

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