A recent clean-up campaign by the Dare to Love movement in Centurion saw residents inspired to lend a hand.
The movement, which was started by the so-called [email protected], spent Saturday cleaning up parts of Clubview including the Hennops river.
Spokesperson Daryl Hardy said the clean-up focused not only on the river but also on the illegal posters and advertisements put up on streetlight posts and traffic signals.
“We started the Dare to Love movement with the idea of creating a super clean city,” Hardy said.
“All were welcome and several residents from across Tshwane took part in the campaign, including passers-by.
“About 50 volunteers of varying ages took part in the initiative on Saturday. At one stage we were almost 70 working together to clean the area,” he said.
Hardy said one area which the campaign focused on was the part of the Hennops river under the bridge in Clubview.
“Residents in the area had been complaining for years about the waste under the bridge,” he said.
“We managed to clean the entire area plus the banks of the river in just one day.”
Hardy said the waste removed from the river was sorted into three piles: recyclables, non-recyclables and green waste used for compost.
“We removed several cubic metres of waste from the river.”
A large tree which had fallen into the river would have to be removed using heavy machinery, Hardy said.
“We have to realise that it is our responsibility and not just that of the council or government,” he said.
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