Manage the Boven Dump so it Stays Clean and Usable

Manage the Boven Dump so it Stays Clean and Usable

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September 9, 2022
Signatures: 109Next Goal: 200
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Started by Renata Strychaz

For over 6 months the Waterval Boven / Emgwenya official municipal dump has not been managed.  There are some wonderful wastepreneurs who are doing their best to recycle what materials they can (THANK YOU!), but without a TLB or other machinery they cannot keep the pathways into the dump clear and now the dump is completely full!  There is no way to drive into the dump so at this point your only option is to dump on the side of the road.  The municipal dump needs to be regularly managed with a TLB or other machine that clears pathways for people to drive in and out, makes clear places to offload rubbish, and ensures that the rubbish does not fall down the hill into nature.  The road also needs to be maintained so that any resident with a car can drive to the dump without problem. 

The municipal dump should be managed for the following reasons: 

  1. Regular maintenance with a TLB / machine will keep it organized and safe for the wastepreneurs to make their living.
  2. Residents should have access to a well managed dump where they can offload their rubbish without being forced to dump it illegally. 
  3. Trash piling up on the side of the road and flowing into waterways or down the hill is hazardous to our natural environment.
  4. The road must be kept in good shape so that all cars can drive to the dump without being damaged. 
  5. Waterval Boven / Emgwenya is trying to increase tourism to the area, and one of our biggest assets is the nature around us - tourists are disgusted to see the dump as it is and it discourages business to our area. 

Please sign our petition to ask the municipality to maintain our dump! 

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Signatures: 109Next Goal: 200
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