Overport residents were all smiles after the first glass bin for recycling was set up at the corner of RD Naidu (Stanley Copley Drive) and Felix Dlamini (Brickfield) Roads, recently.
Elated resident, Loshni Naidoo, said, “Recycling is the way of the future.The way to save our environment and planet. It starts with an individual, let’s become that individual. Let’s also start cleaning up the proper way and not dumping on the streets.”
Naidoo also made a call to residents and businesses of Overport, Asherville, Sydenham and Morningside to place their unwanted glass in these bins.
The glass bin for recycling was set up by the Glass Recycling Company. “I am currently talking to a paper recycling company to see if they will also set up a bin at the same spot for convenience and easy drop off,” she said.
Ward 31 councillor, Christopher Pappas, said he was approached by Mrs Naidoo as she was passionate about setting up a recycling station.
“She was motivated to keep the community clean and promote environmental sustainability. I approached Parks Department who own the land that the station is now located on. Initially, there were some reservations but we managed to convince the municipality to allow us to use the space.”
He added, “I am always excited when passionate residents reach out to me with ideas that can make out community better.”
He has encouraged people to use this new facility which will also limit the number of people going through rubbish bins on the streets.