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September 2009 - Collect-a-Can clean up at Nkandla

Collect-a-Can clean up at Nkandla
29 September 2009

Collect-a-Can recently demonstrated their commitment to supporting recycling initiatives at community level by getting involved in an awareness and clean-up campaign in Nkandla Township, the northern KwaZulu-Natal rural home of President Jacob Zuma.

The event, which took place on 18 September 2009, was the brainchild of a joint enterprise between the Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development, Nkandla Municipality and Collect-a-Can. Various recycling organisations were invited to participate and provided sponsorship where possible. Collect-a-Can sponsored T-shirts, Plastic Federation sponsored refuse bags and Nkandla Health Department provided disposable gloves. uThungulu Municipality’s Environmental Health Department provided catering for the guests.


School children from various schools in Nkandla as well as members of the community gathered at the municipal hall in the morning to assist with the clean up.  They were given T-shirts and refuse bags and divided into groups to clean different areas.  All the waste that was collected was deposited at a central point where a Municipal vehicle was on hand to collect, process and dispose of it.
At the end of the clean-up the crowd was addressed and thanked by Honourable Mayor Mr. Zulu and Acting Municipality Manager Mr. Mnyandu. Information was shared about the importance of environmental and recycling awareness and the various programs and competitions being run by Collect-a-Can. Glass Recycling also provided information about their operations.

“The day was a great success and we were proud to be involved,” said Vincent Zwane, KZN Branch Manager at Collect-a-Can. “It is hoped that Collect-a-Can will be involved in many more such initiatives,” he continued.

For more information visit the Collect-a-Can website or contact Collect-a-Can on 031 700-5935.

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