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George Municipality recycling service provider's contract ends

May 29, 2018
George Municipality recycling service provider's contract ends

The George Municipality says it regrets to inform the public that the contract of the current recycling service provider will end on 31st May 2018.

"George Municipality remains committed to the recycling process which is one of the most effective ways to save natural resources and lowers waste products sent to landfill sites," describes Chantel Edwards-Klose, George Municipality - Manager: Communications. 

"A tender process will be undertaken to appoint a new service provider. This is a temporary situation and George Municipality wishes to maintain the momentum of those residents who continue to put out blue bags and the municipal refuse trucks will be used to collect these blue bags on the same day as the black bags are collected in your area.

"The recycling of items will take place at the Municipal Transfer Station." 

She adds that the municipality is not able to provide any blue bags as of 1 June 2018.

"The public who wish to continue recycling are asked to purchase their own blue bags or alternatively clear plastic bags so that the content can be clearly identified as recycled items," Edwards-Klose says.

"George Municipality would like to apologize for any inconvenience this creates  and advises that the tender process will commence in July 2018 and updates will be given on progress.  Any queries can be directed to the Director: Community Services 044 802 2900."