Aberdeen land­fill si­te fi­nal­ly gets at­ten­ti­on

Graaff-Reinet Advertiser - - Voorblad -

ABERDEEN — A few weeks ago, the Graaff-reinet Ad­ver­ti­ser was con­tacted by se­ver­al pe­op­le con­cer­ned at the dre­ad­ful sta­te of the mu­ni­ci­pal tip.

Sin­ce Au­gust, it has been get­ting pro­gres­si­ve­ly wor­se, with the ap­pro­ach ro­ad in­acces­si­ble due to rub­bish being dum­ped on the ro­ad. The con­t­rol room, from which wor­kers are sup­po­sed to di­rect tho­se wis­hing to of­flo­ad rub­bish to the cor­rect a­rea, was an is­land in the sea of rub­bish. The pro­blem be­ca­me pro­gres­si­ve­ly wor­se, and pe­op­le had no ot­her op­ti­on but to dump on the ap­pro­ach ro­ad.

The a­rea out­si­de the fen­cing, to the left of the ap­pro­ach ro­ad, seems to ha­ve be­co­me the o­ver­flow a­rea for the tip, and w­he­ne­ver the­re are strong winds, this rub­bish is blo­wn far and wi­de.

At last, the­re seems to be so­me re­lief, as e­ar­lier this week a mu­ni­ci­pal trac­tor was seen cle­a­ring the ro­ad­way.

It is un­der­stood that the­re ha­ve been pro­blems with vehi­cles, but the sta­te of the tip was be­co­ming not on­ly an ey­e­so­re but al­so su­re­ly a he­alth ha­zard.

Thanks to the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty for at last ma­king the a­rea acces­si­ble a­gain!

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