GWERU: City Council is set to embark on Community Refuse Removal Projects (CRRP) in line with the 3R concept which is aimed at the reduction, removal and recycling of waste.
This development was revealed by GCC Director of Health Samson Sekenhamo during a presser.
Sekenhamo stated that a truck inspection exercise will be carried out before the assignment.
“Trucks will be inspected for roadworthiness and successful trucks will be assigned areas to collect refuse from. Trucks will collect refuse from the doorsteps and offload it in council refuse compactors,” said Sekenhamo.
This is going to be a relief for Woodlands residents as the council has managed to identify a new alternative dumping site.
The program will kickstart in November when truck owners will be paid for their services.
For the past 2 months, Gweru residents had been facing problems with refuse collection.
Some ended up creating artificial dumping sites in undesignated areas leaving the environment polluted.
In his address Director, Sekenhamo urged residents to be educated on waste separation as a way of Solid Waste Management (SWM).
“Waste that decomposes can be used as a good manure in the garden rather than putting in the bin, plastics can be burnt or recycled to reduce garbage,” he said.
According to GCC, this initiative will go a long way as it will be able to save time rather than waiting for a single council refuse truck to collect garbage.