Clarens can be extremely proud of our Recycling Centre. Not only does the Recycling Centre keep our town clean on a day-to-day basis, but they all stepped up to ensure that the town stayed clean throughout the recent BMW Motorrad weekend. They swept, cleaned toilets, tidied and cleaned the square, stage, showrooms and surrounds, collected 1.5 tonnes of recylable material and even food for the township pigs. What’s more they paid out more than R10,000 in wages to the casual labourers from the township who helped with this huge operation. WOW!!!!
Evon Els (who runs the Recycling Centre under the umbrella of the Clarens Village Conservancy) sent in the following report:
The Recycling Centre was asked by Dr Clean from Johannesburg to do the cleaning for the BMW Motorrad week held in Clarens. We started on Tuesday 3/11/2015 and were the last to leave the square on Wednesday 11/11/2015.
I spread the news that I need people to work as cleaners on the square and they had to come down to the recycling centre to fill in application forms. It was a shock to see how many people are actually looking for work but I could only take on the first ones to apply. (It felt really awful having to turn the others away.)
I had 29 people from our Township working shifts from 08h00 until 17h00 during week days and during the weekend our shifts ran to 23h00. A total amount of R10 305.00 was paid out in wages to the people.
All workers got uniforms and caps from Dr Clean and they looked very professional.
We cleaned 77 drums (and by continually putting clean bags into the drum we could ensure that they never became full); 27 toilets, the beer tent, VIP tent,food preparation tent, tables and chairs, the stage and backstage area, the showroom and entrance, all the exhibitor tents, as well as the square itself, and the surrounding streets. We collected everything – recycling as well as food and rubbish. The food was in separate bags and I dropped it off at the pig owners down at the recycling yard. In total I collected 1.5 tonnes of recycling material. The non recyclable material was almost non existent as all food stalls used recyclable material.
This really was a magnificent effort. All those who are already members of the Clarens Village Conservancy can give themselves a pat on the back. Those of you who haven’t signed up as members yet click here for your membership application form.
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