Kraai­fontein refuse plant be­ing ne­glected

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

THE City Coun­cil re­cently com­mis­sioned their new multi-mil­lion rand refuse dis­posal and re­cy­cling plant in Kraai­fontein.

This is an es­sen­tial fa­cil­ity. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the re­cy­cling pro­gramme has proven suc­cess­ful and prof­itable. I have been mak­ing use of this fa­cil­ity for my pri­vate use from its in­cep­tion and find it con­ve­nient. The ground­staff are most cour­te­ous and help­ful when I off­load ma­te­rial.

It is such a pity that the man­agers do not ap­pear to con­cern them­selves with the up­keep of the premises. A man­ager who has pride would not al­low such an es­sen­tial fa­cil­ity to look so shabby in such a short space of time. I re­alise they are deal­ing with refuse, but that is no ex­cuse for not keep­ing the perime­ter and grounds clean and neat.

Av­enues of newly-planted trees are suf­fer­ing due to lack of wa­ter­ing. Port Jack­sons are tak­ing over the pave­ments. Waste plas­tic pol­lutes fences and road­ways. One of the elec­tronic gate’s mo­tors is ly­ing on the ground se­ri­ously dam­aged. There is a gen­eral im­pres­sion of ne­glect.

I am con­vinced that the city man­ager would not be charmed if he con­ducted an in­spec­tion.

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