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Ikwezi Park to shine with new public litter bins<p>​</p><span><p>A total of 28 green litter bins will be installed along Solomon Tshuku Street (12 bins), iDada Street (12 bins) and Maphongwana Street (four bins) for the use of pedestrians who wish to dispose of chip packets, cool drink containers, and similar kinds of litter. </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/bin%20-%201.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1898px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>Green litter bins can be provided in areas with a lot of foot traffic, such as around shopping areas and along main routes to public transport facilities.  Important to note is that these bins are not intended for the disposal of household refuse or business refuse. Businesses must have waste management plans in place as per the City's Integrated Waste Management By-law, and households should rather make use of municipal refuse services provided. Improper use of green litter bins in other areas has led to complaints about these bins, and eventually bins being removed as they were constantly overflowing with household and business waste from surrounding areas. </p><p> </p><p>Bins have been branded with anti-littering messaging and will be emptied on a daily basis by cleansing teams in the area. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/bin%202.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1898px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>I want to encourage each and every person to participate in litter cleanup. Let's demonstrate what can be done when we take pride in our neighbourhoods. If you can't dispose of your rubbish right away, bag it and keep it with you until you can find a nearby bin. To maintain the cleanliness of our communities, we must all play a part.</p><p> </p><p>'Litter does not only make an area look depressed, but also can increase incidents of flooding. Litter is commonly washed or thrown into storm drains where it creates blockages that cause floods during the next big downpour. New bins will hopefully help prevent or reduce flooding next winter if residents use them correctly,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/bin%203.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure><strong>​​End</strong></span><p><br></p>2022-12-06T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#ff4420fb-9e65-4e1a-9896-e2982e0b1927;L0|#0ff4420fb-9e65-4e1a-9896-e2982e0b1927|recycle;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#6b416521-7711-4f0e-b13d-569a55bdbb2c;L0|#06b416521-7711-4f0e-b13d-569a55bdbb2c|waste management10

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