A cleaner Kyalami is possible

Residents unite to clean up their area.

 

A clean area will attract business opportunities and gives residents a clean and healthy environment to work and play.

Through its cleanup campaign, the City of Johannesburg encourages residents to take pride in their communities by picking up litter. The City’s initiative is called A Re Sebetseng, which means let’s work.

Ward 94 residents in Kyalami enthusiastically joined in the cleanup campaign and picked up litter in parts of Kyalami on 30 September.

Isabella Deppe joins in the cleanup on Main Road in Kyalami.

The cleanup took place on the corner of Main Road and the R55, past the popular memorial site of the Esidimeni patients and down to Lonehill Boulevard.

Resident, Sue Collins said she took part in the cleanup as she is concerned about the environment.

Councillor David Foley with some of the illegal signs that were removed along Main Road.

Ward 94 councillor David Foley spoke about the problem of illegal signs and said, “Kyalami has many illegal signs, we removed over 30 signs and picked up litter along Main Road. It looks cleaner now, we ask residents to not litter. Keeping the area clean is everyone’s job.”

Foley thanked all the residents who responded to the call to clean up Kyalami.

According to the website of the waste management service provider, Pikitup, litter costs the City of Johannesburg R74 million per year, while illegal dumping costs another R80 million.

To report illegal dumping call Joburg Connect.

Details: 0860 562 874; 011 375 5555.

Some of the bags of rubbish collected after the cleanup.

How do you keep your area clean? Tweet @MidrandReporter

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Nokuthula Sonile
Journalist

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