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EMLM skip bins will help refuse crisis


The Enoch Mgijima Local Municipali­ty has purchased 27 new skip bins to help manage the refuse crisis in Komani.

According to spokespers­on Lonwabo Kowa, the skips were purchased with municipal funds and will be placed in various areas around town.

Most of the skips would be placed at shops and places where refuse was more prolific, Kowa said.

The new skips were received by the portfolio head for community services, Nosipho Papiyana.

“Most of the skip bins will replace old ones which were in bad conditions. Some were leaking and others were rusty, while some were no longer usable.

“As the municipali­ty, we are putting all systems and resources in place to ensure a clean environmen­t,”Papiyana said.

In his statement, Kowa said the municipal truck would continue to regularly collect refuse, “which will help ease the pressure of managing refuse for businesses and eliminate irresponsi­ble dumping”.

Kowa added that the municipali­ty would hire skip bins out to any businesses. An applicatio­n process was required.

“This venture serves both the purpose of cleaning the environmen­t and that of revenue enhancemen­t as businesses that have skip bins at their premises are billed for the service by the municipali­ty.”

Most of the skip bins will replace old ones which were in bad conditions.

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