KEETMANSHOOP, 30 MAY – Keetmanshoop residents are being urged to dispose of their waste in the correct manner at the local dumpsite to avoid rubbish piling up at the entrance.
The Keetmanshoop Municipality’s Public Relations Officer, Dawn Kruger in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday said people tend to leave rubbish at the entrance to the dumpsite.
“This makes it difficult for everyone else to enter the premises.”
Kruger said during the clean-up campaign on Friday, the entrance was cleared and called on residents to henceforth enter the site and dispose of their waste appropriately.
“We have separated the waste into different categories such as garden rubble, building rubble, household waste and so on. People must discard their waste properly,” Kruger said.
She also urged residents not to burn rubbish at the dumpsite.
“Burning rubbish is our responsibility. We do what we call controlled burning, which is done only when the weather is favourable, this means the wind must blow in a certain direction so the smoke is not blown into town,” she explained.
With regards to the clean-up held last week, Kruger said if people do not litter in the first place, there would not be a need for cleaning campaigns.
The public relations officer said residents should refrain from littering and illegal dumping and instead use dustbins and dumpsites.
Kruger further said the municipality plans to recycle the recyclable waste collected during the clean-up and also plans to educate residents on recycling.