LEPHALALE — “The municipal waste bins are a health risk in Lephalale town”, said Niel van Zyl, business owner in Lephalale, at the Community Policing Forum (CPF) meeting on Thursday 16 August.
Van Zyl took pictures as evidence of the waste next to these bins not being collected by the municipal workers who empty the bins and members of the community who just don’t care about the unhygienic situation it creates.
“They just empty the bins and leave the rest of the waste next to the bins. It also happens that people throw perishable products into the paper recycling bins where it gets rotten. The smell and the flies are unbearable. The town is turning into a dump. It is getting out of hand,” Van Zyl said.
Thys Eloff, chairperson of the Community Policing Forum (CPF) said: “Everyone has a right, but no-one takes responsibility”.
“My investment is also in town and we urge the community to take ownership. Where is our pride?” he concluded.