Pilot project to curb illegal dumping

2015-12-17 06:00

Uitenhage and Despatch will be focused on during the implementation of a pilot project, attempting to curb illegal dumping. This crucial project is themed Love Where You Live.

Launched by Executive Mayor Dr Danny Jordaan, intensive cleaning of illegal dumping sites started in KwaNobuhle and will continue over the next three months in areas such as Rosedale, KwaLanga and Despatch.

Dr Jordaan highlighted the benefits of a clean city on the local economy, the tourism sector and the overall benefit of having an attractive city.

Trucks will be deployed in the targeted areas coupled with an education campaign to highlight the consequences of illegal dumping and to inform communities how they can assist the municipality to deal with this unsavoury practice.

The Love Where You Live clean-up campaign will branch out to Port Elizabeth areas next year with the Northern Areas, Motherwell, Walmer/Gqebera, KwaZakhele, Soweto-on-Sea and Zwide identified as potential focus areas.

Municipal leadership encourages residents to report illegal dumping as fines of up to R2 000 can be issued when offenders are identified when reported.

  • For further information regarding anti-littering specifically in Uitenhage and Despatch the public is welcome to contact Waste Management at 041 994 1137 or Environmental Health at 041 994 1296 during office hours.

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