KHBA’s CCTV got eyes on you

2015-11-24 06:00

THE Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association has installed two CCTV cameras at their busy recycle centre to prevent rubbish and refuse, other than recyclables, being dumped there.

Speaking to the Hillcrest Fever Marge Mitchell, who spearheaded the drop-off centre (recycling centre), said it was established in August 2008 when Rosanne Griffin and Petra Coetzer from eThekwini Municipality gave permission for the association to manage the site on behalf of the municipality.
“Signage and fencing was provided by Clean Communities Trust, DSW and the eThekwini Municipality property department. It was agreed that the drop-off site would provide employment for two previously disadvantaged persons.”
Mitchell said that the site serves a community need is well supported.
“The material collected amounts to around 30 tons a month and is helping DSW fulfill its obligations with regard to waste going to the landfill site,” she added.
However, Mitchell reminds people that the site only collects glass bottles, paper, cardboard, cans, and polystyrene and asks people not to bring windscreens, plate glass, crockery, tyres, hosepipes, paint cans and garden refuse as those should 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 responsible there are still some who are spoiling it for everyone, so I ask the community to use the centre responsibly.”

Household refuse in black bags will be collected outside one’s residence by the municipality. The nearest landfill site is at Mariannhill, and garden refuse can be taken to the Wyebank landfill site.

“We have these cameras to catch out offenders and they will be prosecuted.”

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