BCC reduces refuse collection days

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THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has cut down on the number of refuse collection days in low density areas and in the Central Business District (CBD) due to low revenue inflows.

BCC has been collecting refuse in all residential areas once a week and every day in the CBD. But due to reduced cash inflows currently being experienced, town clerk Christopher Dube said council will be collecting refuse in low density areas once a fortnight and three times a week in the CBD.

“Residents are advised of the changes in the refuse removal collection schedule. Refuse will now be collected fortnightly on the same day it was being collected on during the weekly regime until further notice. These disruptions are due to reduced cash inflows currently being experienced.

“These changes in refuse collection are for eastern areas which will now be collected fortnightly and the CBD will now be collected thrice a week instead of daily.

“There will be no changes in the community refuse removal programme which continues weekly in the high-density areas … The City of Bulawayo will revert to the weekly schedule as soon as possible,” Dube said.

In February, council indefinitely suspended refuse collection and attendance to sewer and water faults as citing fuel shortages. The fuel shortages also incapacitated the council’s ability to fully offer ambulance services to residents.

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