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Kleinemonde Refuse Transfer Site

Kleinemonde Refuse Transfer Site

1. Background

You have previously been advised that our refuse site will become a “Transfer Site” where only household refuse would be stored in skips for removal by the Municipality. By implication all other refuse – garden, builders’ rubble, scrap metal etc., – will be your responsibility to transport to the Port Alfred landfill site.

Because of the experience in other areas where refuse sites have been closed, it resulted in a sharp increase in illegal dumping on vacant stands, a service level agreement has been signed with the Ndlambe Municipality for the Kleinemonde Ratepayers Association, (KRRA) to manage the transfer site and allow limited type of refuse to be stored there.

KRRA will be paid R15 000 per month for managing the site.

On entering the road leading to the refuse site you will find the sign indicating that:

ALLOWED ON SITE:
Household refuse, garden refuse
Glass and glass bottles
Recyclable items in clear plastic bags
Only 1 ton bakkie / vehicle and or trailer allowed

NOT ALLOWED ON SITE:
All other type of refuse
No contractors

2. Managing the site

A site supervisor, paid by the KRRA, has been appointed to manage the site.

Xolani Samba
Site Supervisor

His duties are to keep the site clean and tidy and to ensure that only allowed items are deposited at the site. If the Site Supervisor’s instructions are ignored he has the authority to report the matter to Ndlambe Municipality for further action to be taken.

The site will be operational, managed by the Site Supervisor, between 08H00 and 16H00 on weekdays.

Consideration was given to lock the gate at the entrance to the refuse site outside these hours. Again, learning from experience in other areas where a gate giving access to the refuse site was locked, it was found refuse being dumped at the gate to such an extent that the road giving access to the refuse site became blocked and had to be cleared the next day to allow access to the refuse site.

It was, therefore, decided that outside of these hours (08H00 and 16H00, weekdays) that the site will remain open and rely on you to act responsibly and abide by the rules of what is allowed and what is not allowed.

The service level agreement has been signed for 6 months as a trail period. After this period it will be up for renewal depending on how successful the site has been managed by us.

The success of managing the site during this trail period will largely depend on all of us in abiding by the rules. If the agreement, after the trail period, is not extended due to mismanagement, the site will be closed altogether. The ball is thus squarely on our side of the court!!

3. Way forward.

There is a large amount of garden refuse which will have to be burned subject to the Manager: Fire & Emergency’s approval – weather condition and wind direction.

The intention is to start with a re-cycling program. This will entail placing all recyclable items (glass bottles, paper, plastic bottles etc.) in a clear bag for collection or for you to deliver to the refuses site. At the refuse site it will be separated and placed into different bulk bags for the different items and then be collected.

However, there are still some logistical problems to be resolve before such a program can be implemented.

Issued by the Kleinemonde Residents and Ratepayers Association

Having a problem?

Having a problem?

It has come to the committees’ notice that residents, when experiencing a problem regarding municipal services in Kleinemonde, contact our Municipal Foreman (Welcome), directly.

This procedure, of directly contacting our Foreman, if done un-coordinated, could lead to confusion and the problem not being resolved correctly.

Importantly the committee is not aware of such a problem and can, therefore, not ensure the problem is being addressed.

  • We request, therefore, in future, if you have a municipal related problem regarding services in Kleinemonde please report it by either:
    Visiting our website www.kleinemonderatepayers.co.za, click on “CONTACT US” and fill in the contact form to report the problem being experienced. You can also contact us on e-mail at info@kleinemonderatepayers.co.za. The above methods of reporting are preferable as there will be a paper trail to follow-up on.

OR

  • Contact one of the committee members:
    Chris Bezuidenhout (Chairperson): 082 313 0773
    Brain Knight :082 440 20665
    Rod Petzer :079 373 7864
    Frik van Rooyen :082 900 3516
    Richard Dyer :083 289 0292Marie Pelser :083 340 0349

Issued by the Kleinemonde Residents &Ratepayers Association: August 2018

Household Refuse Collection

Household Refuse Collection

Referring to our Newsletter of August 2018, regarding household refuse collection, the Municipality has now taken delivery of its new compactor and intends introducing it to service Kleinemonde for the collection of household refuse as from Monday, 20 August 2018.

The Municipality requests that the black plastic bags, containing your household refuse, in future, be placed outside your house by 08H00 on a Monday morning.

The municipality has undertaken to have two skips available at the refuse site, for those who wish to place their household refuse into them outside of the Monday collection schedule.

Issued by the Kleinemonde Residents & Ratepayers Association

15 August 2018

Refuse Site – The way forward!

Refuse Site – The way forward!

The control burn which started on 5 April 2018 was completed on Friday, 13 April 2018.

A big thank you to Frik and Vaughn for a difficult task well done!

A picture speaks a thousand words –

BEFORE AND AFTER

You have previously been advised that our refuse site will become a transfer site where only household refuse would be stored in skips for removal by the Municipality. By implication all other refuse – garden, builders’ rubble, scrap metal etc., – will be your responsibility to transport it to the Port Alfred landfill site.

The experience in other areas where refuse sites have been closed was a sharp increase in illegal dumping on vacant stands.

To address this problem the committee will be submitting a proposal to the Municipality to give us (the committee) permission to manage the site ourselves and to allow the site to be used for certain types of refuse to be deposited there.

The following will be proposed:

  • The Municipality pay the committee a monthly fee for managing the site;
  • .The committee appoint and pay the salary of a site manager;
  • The site manager be given the delegated authority to give instructions to users;
  • The committee to erect a hut for the site manager to use;
  • Only 1 ton bakkies, vehicles and/or trailers be allowed to deposit refuse at the site – no 5 ton trucks;
  • Only garden refuse and building rubble will be allowed;
  • Garden refuse be cleared when necessary by means of a control burn.

If there are any suggestions/comments regarding the above please contact us at:

info@kleinemonderatepayers.co.za

In the meantime, while awaiting response from the Municipality on our proposal, a reminder to please dump all garden refuse in the cleared area on the left entering the refuse site and PLEASE:

  • GARDEN REFUSE ONLY;
  • NO PLASTIC BAGS, BOTTLES, BUILDING RUBBLE OR ANY OTHER TRASH;
  • PLEASE empty plastic bags containing garden refuse –

do not leave bags filled with garden refuse

Issued by the Kleinemonde Ratepayers & Residents Assoc.

SUBS NOW DUE!

SUBS NOW DUE!

Annual subs of R100 now due!
(See full details in ‘Notices above!’)