The Durban Municipality has announced that the orange bag recycling project is back on track. This follows disruptions in the municipality DSW unit resulting in communities not having their recyclables collected over weeks.

EThekwini Municipality spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela said, “The Durban Solid Waste (DSW)has been instrumental in the implementation for the award winning project as another first for the municipality, striving to ensure continuous focus and growth in the recycling industry. The orange bag is a valuable commodity in the sustainability of the environment.”

Mayisela admitted that there were some challenges. “Every project comes with its challenges in some areas which requires immediate attention to ensure smooth development. For the past few months, DSW has been experiencing challenges with the project, which hindered the project in the city.”

Mayisela said the project is back and ready to contribute and distribute to the sustainability of the environment through the Kerbside Orange Bag project. “We are a hoping that the challenges endured by the city previously were a learning curve and a new direction has been undertaken. We would like to thank all the affected residents for their patience,” said Mayisela.