Bin audit helps to clean up Wynberg

Picture of black wheelie bin

Pic: Makro

The correct number of municipal bins are now available in Wynberg to help keep our streets clean.

The Area Coordinating Team for the Wynberg CBD – which meets every second month to resolve service delivery issues in the CBD – decided to focus on solid waste and to undertake a bin audit for a large part of the suburb.

The audit was paid for by the City and finished in May 2018, Cllr Liz Brunette reported at the Wynberg Ward Committee meeting on 4 June 2018.

A team worked their way through every business and home from Wetton Road to the Victoria hospital (roughly the area covered by Wynberg SAPS Sector 1) to identify the correct number of bins and supply bins where needed.

Some flat buildings had started recycling programmes and in those cases the City removed the bins and refunded the owners.

Businesses were the main target because the Wynberg Improvement District was battling with refuse left in bags strewn all over the CBD as a result of the shortage of bins.

The effect was immediate, Brunette said. “Many people didn’t realise their bin count was inadequate and just put out the bags.”

More bin collections were also introduced where needed, for instance for restaurants who before had to make do with collections only once a week.

The City is also smiling, as the project brought in R275 000 extra in rates from people who did not pay for solid-waste collections before.

Read more – Other issues discussed at the 4 June Ward Committee meeting:

Quick notes from the meeting

Vacant cottages to remain vacant

Ward allocations: what we asked for

MyCiTi: postponed again

What are the things we complain about?

Development watch: The solution

Public meeting: engage with our councillor!

 

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