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The Chronicle

Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Reporter
BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) will from Monday introduce a system to collect refuse in the city centre at night, a new drive meant to reclaim the city’s former glory as one of the smartest cities in the Sadc region.

Council will however continue collecting garbage during the day in the residential areas as per schedule.

Bulawayo was once dubbed the cleanest city in the Sadc region but has become a pale shadow of its former self. Heaps of uncollected garbage has become the order of the day in the city centre.

BCC has run several campaigns to clean the city but the efforts seem to be hitting a brick wall.
In September, council organised a week-long spring-cleaning where it was targeting some of the garbage hot spots. The council blames the presence of illegal vendors for the dirt in the city but with no alternative vending bays, council seems to be fighting a losing battle.

Bulawayo Town Clerk Mr Christopher Dube yesterday announced that council is introducing an 8pm to 6am refuse collection schedule for the city centre with effect from Monday.

“The City of Bulawayo would like to advise its valued residents that it will be commencing night time refuse collection in the central business district with effect from Monday, 21 November 2022. The collection will be done from 8pm to 6am. If for any reason, refuse is not collected on the scheduled day, residents are…

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