Ward 31 councillor, Christopher Pappas, ward committee member, Nicky Goss and DSW Education encouraged residents to take a stand and keep the community clean.
They claim that breathing in the particles from the soil and dirt from the vacant land is a health hazard and poses a risk to their already deteriorating health.
The project and operation was discussed and made known to the community at a recent CPF meeting.
Ward 31 councillor, Christopher Pappas, said he was approached by Mrs Naidoo as she was passionate about setting up a recycling station.
They encouraged locals to report illegal dumping illegal and also take the effort to ensure that the streets of Durban are clean.
Operation Khuculul’iTheku is a long term multi-pillar clean-up campaign aimed at addressing urban decay, creating a clean environment and sustainable city.
Residents have made numerous complaints to the relevant departments at the eThekwini Municipality but nothing has been done to address the stinky situation.
Littering is not acceptable and it is also one of the elements that contribute to the degradation of the inner city.
eThekwini Municipality’s head of communications, Tozi Mthethwa, said households affected by the interruption to supply are encouraged to use clear plastic bags provided by the city to recycle in the interim.
The successful Overport Rescue Operation saw ward 25 councillor and ward 31 councillor, Hassan Haniff and Christopher Pappas, get their hands dirty in an attempt to keep the community clean.
In addition to this, the municipality engaged over 200 community teachers who conduct door-to-door education programmes.