Joint Services, Private Sector in massive city cleanup this weekend


The Joint Services, made up of the Police, Army, Prison and Fire Services, will be collaborating with the Private Sector and combined agencies for a massive two-day clean-up exercise in a number of areas around the city this weekend.

The exercise commences at 06;00 hrs on both days and will see the cleaning of illegal dumpsites, fencing vacant lots being used for illegal dumping, transporting the garbage collected to landfills and the weeding and raking of parapets in 13 communities. This is the first of many exercises which will be held in other parts of the country.

Accumulated garbage will be removed in the following areas: Sussex street, West Front Road, Brickdam and High streets, Broad and Saffon streets, Cemetery road , Hadfield Street, East La Penitence Market,  High and Princess streets, Campbellville/Newtown areas, Durban, Princess and Smyth streets.

Alternate locations have also been identified to be cleaned based on the progress of the initial list of areas as well as available resources and the number of volunteers.

Members of the public are encouraged to join in these efforts aimed at keeping our surroundings clean.

The coordinating point is Durban Park and teams will then fan out to the various areas.


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