New recycling company vows to keep Kokstad clean

2016-07-08 06:00
Russel Garcia (left) and employee Beryl Small recycle cans.  Photos: Siphelele Nketo

Russel Garcia (left) and employee Beryl Small recycle cans. Photos: Siphelele Nketo

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PIKIT is a new recycling company that will assist Kokstad and townships to stay clean.
Founder Russel Garcia said the company collects empty cans, bottles, paper, boxes and vehicles for recycling.

“Pikit is recycling plastic bottles, cool-drink bottles, paper and old machines.
“We process and package these to the next level for manufacturing companies to convert to other items

Garcia started the company last month and has employed 10 Kokstad people. He encouraged residents and business people not to throw bottles and paper on the street, rather he asked them to keep them together and give it to him.
“I use bailing machines to process old goods.”

Greg Ogle, the Greater Kokstad Municipality economic development manager thanked Garcia­ for opening a recycling company in Kokstad.

“Garcia is doing what is called local economic development and job creation. His company is going to keep our town clean.”

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