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Separation at Source Pilot project continues in Linton Grange

Published: October 16, 2021

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The Waste Management Sub-directorate, led by Member of the Mayoral Committee for Public Health, Cllr Lance Grootboom, continued the implementation of the Source Separation Pilot Project in Ward 9, Linton Grange, where the first round of recyclables was collected today. This is all in line with the vision to create a clean and environmentally friendly Nelson Mandela Bay.
 
The project has so far had approximately 300 residents participate in the pilot. "We
started the pilot phase of the source separation project on 1 October 2021. Every Friday in the community, the refuse collectors make their turns to pick up the material that the residents recycled during the week. We want more residents to participate. This is a pilot that we intend to roll out in the entire City,” said Cllr Grootboom.
 
Source separation encourages residents to separate their waste into various categories such newspapers, bottles, cans, and garbage and place them at the curb for collection.
 
Waste source separation is also a 3R principle (reduce, re-use and recycle) practice because it increases waste recycling and decreases disposal amounts. This is one of the City's mitigation efforts to extend the life of landfills and relieve pressure on nearly full landfills.
 
"We want to encourage all residents in Ward 9 to participate in this pilot project as we are building a green economy, which will lead to a clean City,” said Cllr Grootboom.
 
Residents are encouraged to register for source separation via the Municipal Website by filling out the online forms at https://www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za/page/pilot-ss-separation-at-source. Ward 9 residents can also obtain forms from their ward councillor's office, their nearest library or fill out the forms placed in their mail box.
 
#BeWasteWise
#LoveWhereYouLive
 
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For more information, please contact Cllr Lance Grootboom on 073 268 6156.
Issued by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications Office
Acting Director, Communications: Ms Princess Tobin-Diouf
Tel: 041 506 1555/1
Cell: 0828182834
Email: ptobin@mandelametro.gov.za

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