George Cleansing section at Community Services with EPWP workers, members from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment and the Department of Education got together last week to clean illegal dumping hotspots in George.
The different groups cleaned along the N2 near Thembalethu, Parkdene, Borchards, Lawaaikamp and Rosedale following complaints of illegal dumping received from the public.
A group of 23 students that are studying towards Environmental management, under the leadership of Cornelius Esau from the Department of Education, went from door to door in the communities to inform the people of the dangers of dumping. They handed out information pamphlets to educate the public.
EPWP workers and officials from George Municipality Cleansing section, Department of Education and the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment at the cleanup in Borchards. A JCB was used to scrape up a lot of the rubbish.