PLANS are under way to establish a R30-million buy-back centre at the
tip site near Ezibeleni.
The Rep reported (“Buy-back
plan mooted as solution to pollution” January 13) that the proposed centre would buy recyclable waste from locals
The project, to be funded by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, was initiated due to the overflowing
Enoch Mgijima executive mayor Lindiwe Gunuza Nkwentsha said the
tip had “proved to be a hazard”, which was chasing away investors from nearby Queendustria and resulting in job losses. “The remaining factories also told us they would leave,” she said.
She was speaking during a clean-up of an illegal dumpsite near Ezibeleni, where she was assisted by Extended Public Works Programme workers and volunteers.