Gweru engages private firms for garbage collection

GWERU - Gweru City Council has decided to engage private companies to assist in dealing with the issue of garbage collection and disposal in the city.

In a notice, town clerk Elizabeth Gwatipedza said the truckers being requested should be local community based organisations.

“The designated areas for collection of solid waste include Woodlands, Ascot, Northlea, Athlone, Nashville and KMP-Senga and Hertfordshire.

“The project will involve solid waste removal from the households through the curbside or door-to-door collection system. This will then go to designated central collection points where the collected waste will be transferred into council refuse compactor trucks,” she said.

Gwatipedza said the trucks required for the project should be between 3,5 tonnes and 10 tonnes and a tour of the suburbs to be serviced will be conducted on March 16.

This comes as solid waste management has become a growing environmental and financial problem in the Midlands city, which is struggling to manage the growing volume of waste produced in the burgeoning city.

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