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.