The Ou-Kamp committee in Struisbaai meets regularly to discuss development issues. Litter was identified as a problem and a clean-up organized.
Broken glass and human waste are a serious health risk to young children who also got involved in the clean-up.
Without proper waste management strategies litter often re-appears despite community clean ups. This is the second clean-up in Ou Kamp.
The Cape Agulhas Municipality provides wheelbarrow, rakes, gloves and litter bags.
Claire Arendse (Environmental Affairs – Good Green Deeds) and Chris Riddles (CAM Solid Waste) work with informal communities to encourage recycling and clean-ups.
PEP team workshopping solid waste problems and ideas with the community and local officials. A municipal wide solid waste strategy is being targeted through the Informal Settlement Support Programme (ISSP).
Problems identified by the stakeholders include: Grey water disposal, night bucket toilet system, dumping by neighbouring formal homeowners and seagulls and dogs rummaging through litter bags.
After the clean-up. The use of different coloured bins for recycling is encouraged.