The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) used awareness centred on the clean-up and recycling initiatives supporting National Clean-Up and Recycle Week (12 to 18 September 2016) to highlight the work it does along with key contractors as part of its Routine Road Maintenance (RRM) operations. The initiative highlights the approximate R1,2-million spent annually on rubbish clean-up programmes along verges of roads and the removal of illegally dumped waste within the road reserve. During the course of the past month approximately 14 000 Kg’s of rubbish has been picked-up from some 323 Km’s alongside the N2 from Riversdale to Crags.
“SANRAL’s approach to environmental management is always based on our continual commitment to enhancing eco-efficiency and eliminating environmental risks faced by incorrigible road users and members of the community dumping rubbish which SANRAL has to pick-up at the expense of the tax payers,” says Mr. Kobus van der Walt, SANRAL Regional Manager (Western Region).
We strive to adopt the best practicable environmental management options in our operations, or to identify feasible alternatives in this case calling for greater community awareness of SANRAL’s programmes aimed at the greater George area. Together we can eliminate the negative impact rubbish has on our environment while promoting the well-being and empowerment of host communities” explains van der Walt.