Service delivery to receive helpful boost

2017-03-09 11:39

REFUSE collection, the cleaning of parks and sidewalks and the upkeep of cemeteries are set to receive a much-needed boost in the near future.

With only four of the nine refuse trucks operational, provision has been made for the procurement of an additional waste compactor truck and an additional mesh truck.

“The Kouga Municipality has nine refuse trucks to service the region, but only four are operational. Not only does this lead to delays in refuse collection, it also increases overtime expenditure,” says Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen.

Funding has also been approved for new grass-cutting equipment in the Adjustment Budget that was approved on February 28.

“This will ensure that sidewalks and public open spaces, as well as cemeteries will be better maintained,” says Van Lingen. “The condition of our cemeteries is shocking, and cleaning them up will be a priority in the coming year. We are also in the process of identifying land for the establishment of new cemeteries.

With the R25 million upgrade of the landfill sites at Humansdorp and Hankey last month, the municipality will now focus on the upgrade of the Oyster Bay mini-transfer station.

Patensie is next on the list for a drop-off zone.

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