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City’s budget will do more to clean up our Mother City<span><p>​​​​​​The biggest boost will go towards area cleansing, with an extra R150,8 million available compared to the current financial year. The 240l refuse bin collection service and drop-offs/landfills will receive an extra R125,4 million and R37,4 million respectively. <br> <br>The budget for vehicle replacement has also been increased from R187,5 million to R280 million with a view to better ensuring that refuse is picked up on the scheduled day. </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>Other notable highlights include:</p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">R1,3bn for area cleansing services in 2022/23 (of which R274,9 million is for servicing of informal settlements specifically)</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">R784m to provide door-to-door waste collection and area cleansing in informal settlements over three years</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">R650m for new Waste Collection vehicles and equipment over three years</div></li></ul><p> <br>‘We all have a role to play in keeping our communities clean. Littering and dumping are chronic issues in our communities. We are hopeful that another budget boost, combined with increased campaigning and partnerships under the Keep Cape Town Clean banner, will energise and inspire a volunteer spirit in communities. We are putting over R12 million into public education and awareness this financial year, and we are adding R30m more to combat illegal dumping. </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>‘We encourage residents to use the solid waste services provided to get rid of their waste, or take recyclables, garden greens and builders rubble to our drop-off facilities.<br> <br>‘The City is also developing innovative approaches to waste management, collection and disposal that could achieve better results in littering/dumping hotspot areas. These will be tested at a pilot scale over the coming years to see if they are feasible for wider rollout. More details will be released in due course,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg. <br> </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span>​​</span><span>​​</span><p>For more information and to comment on the City’s draft budget, please visit: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2022-04-05T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#6b416521-7711-4f0e-b13d-569a55bdbb2c;L0|#06b416521-7711-4f0e-b13d-569a55bdbb2c|waste management;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#191b1b12-4267-46d3-a6e7-02be3df25e7a;L0|#0191b1b12-4267-46d3-a6e7-02be3df25e7a|budget;GP0|#69d0ba96-53e9-4563-b993-64ea2f724c70;L0|#069d0ba96-53e9-4563-b993-64ea2f724c70|drop off facilities10


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