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New fleet to improve household waste collection

IMG 1012The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) on Tuesday (29 June 2021), handed over service delivery fleet to Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM). The vehicles were procured by the Gauteng Provincial Government as part of the continued intervention in ELM, to improve the delivery of basic services. The municipality received nine (9) waste compactor trucks and three (3) hook trucks in the first delivery, and more vehicles are expected in the next coming weeks, in the R53m service delivery support initiative.

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Seven (7) of the nine waste compactor trucks will first be customized and fitted with specialized bin-lifters and riding-rails. The remaining two (2) will add to the five (5) existing compactors utilized in the bi-weekly household waste collection service.Taking delivery of the fleet, Executive Mayor Councillor Gift Moerane pleaded with municipal workers to look after the vehicles.

“This fleet will fast-track the collection of household waste, as I indicated to residents during the recent IDP and Budget Public Participation Meetings,” he said.
The municipality is also expecting ten (10) cubic skip bins from the provincial government which will be placed in town centers and main roads, and collected by hook-trucks on a regular basis.

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Cemeteries prioritized for safety of visiting residents 

Grass 3Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) has prioritized grass-cutting at cemeteries, to ensure the facilities are clean and safe for visiting residents, and bereaved families laying loved ones to rest.  The municipality is working to resolve grass-cutting backlogs in parks and cemeteries and pleads for patience from residents in this regard. 

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