Hawston residents receive wheelie bins

Hawston residents receive wheelie bins

Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, and her Mayoral Committee handed out the first wheelie bins to the residents of Hawston Heights on Thursday, 2 March 2022.

All 378 households in this development that is situated East of The R43 in Hawston will receive bins.

The distribution of 240L wheelie bins is an attempt to encourage the community to tackle the issue of illegal dumping.

It is a well-known fact that cleaning up illegally dumped waste is much more expensive than collecting from individual wheelie bins, and Council decided to provide free bins to the newer housing projects in Hawston and Zwelihle (C1 and C2).

The distributed wheelie bins will also strengthen the Municipality’s efforts to achieve a clean and healthy environment for all.

Pictured at the wheelie bin handover ceremony are Hawston Heights residents with Mayor Annelie Rabie, MCC for Community Services, Cllr Ronald Nutt; MMC for LED, Ald Elnora Gillion; MMC for Management Services and Ward 8 Councillor, Arnie Africa; MMC for Infrastructure and Investment, Cllr Clinton Lerm as well as Overstrand Municipality’s solid waste team assisting the the roll-out of wheelie bins are Dolf Hansen, Rennie Hendricks and Franklin Maggot.
Mayor Annelie Rabie and Mayco Member for LED, Elnora Gillion, with some of the beneficiaries.

The Mayor also advised residents to disinfect the bin regularly and not to put hot ashes, concrete, large stones and rocks, sand, and large pieces of metal into the bin.

She appealed to home owners to please look after their bins as it doesn’t come cheap at ±R2 000 per bin.

“We had to scramble to allocate funds for the provision of wheelie bins in the IRDP housing projects. The need was identified during the IDP process because of all the litter scattered all over these areas,” the Mayor said.

Hermanus Administration’s solid waste team assisting the roll-out of wheelie bins are Lorenzo (Rennie( Hendricks), Franklin Maggot and Dolf Hansen. Pictured with them are Denver Alexander, Brian Lakey, Ward 8 Cllr Arnie Africa, Cllr Ronald Nutt and Alistor Arends.

Ward 8 Councillor, Arnie Africa, thanked the Mayor for the bins and stated he is confident that residents will take responsibility for keeping their neighbourhood clean.

He further urged residents to mark their bins clearly with their address as it helps to avoid theft. All the bins have serial numbers printed on it and is allocated to the registered home owner; which makes it easier to recover once stolen bins were reported to the police.

MMC for Community Services, Cllr Ronald Nutt and MMC for LED, Ald Elnora Gillion handing out bins to Hawston resident Griffon Damon.

Community Services Portfolio Head, Cllr Ronald Nutt said the wheelie bins would be emptied on a weekly basis, as per the regular refuse collection schedule (on Fridays). The community was requested to place wheelie bins out on the morning of collections only.

The use of wheelie bins will also help minimise the problems experienced with cats, dogs and sea birds tearing open black bags on the streets.

Beneficiaries must provide their ID numbers and signatures on receipt of the wheelie bins.
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