Concrete solution to litter

2019-12-10 06:01
Ward 82 councillor Washiela Harris and principal Melanie Joy Ellman with one of the concrete bins. PHOTO: Samantha lee-Jacobs

Ward 82 councillor Washiela Harris and principal Melanie Joy Ellman with one of the concrete bins. PHOTO: Samantha lee-Jacobs

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In being proactive and addressing a littering issue at the school, management at Searidge Park Primary School have built several concrete bins with brick and cement, around the school premises.

School principal Melanie Joy Ellman says they have a very active tuckshop, which is where the problem started.

“Our tuckshop is very productive and with that comes sweet papers, chips packets and other papers. We realised we have a problem with litter at the school. We then requested more bins from the council and received them,” she says.

Ellman continues that while the bins helped control the littering issue for a short while, it was not a complete solution.

“We found that the children would then start tipping the bins over so we decided to build the concrete bins all around the school,” she says.

The bins are plastered and once complete will include hooks for a plastic bag.

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