Saturday, February 28, 2009

No more rubbish bins on Swartberg Pass

- Linda Jaquet -

Readers will recall in our January 2009 edition the valiant efforts of Prince Albert resident, Alf Joubert, and his team to empty the overflowing rubbish bins and clean up the Swartberg Pass (“Cleaning the Swartberg”).

In a few days, there will no longer be rubbish bins along the Pass on the Prince Albert side of the Swartberg. CapeNature has requested the Central Karoo District Municipality to remove the bins as they believe that this will stop littering on the Pass and encourage visitors to take their refuse away with them.

CapeNature’s Tony Marshall says that this has worked well on the Oudtshoorn side of the Pass where bins have already been removed. Asked about the popular picnic spot at Eerstewater, Marshall indicated that the organisation would have to consider leaving bins at the site.

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