Measures in place to prevent further risks at PMB landfil

Measures in place to prevent further risks at PMB landfill

The Msunduzi Municipality says it's finally put the matter concerning the New England Landfill site to rest. 

MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube

Toxic fumes from numerous fires there, this year, posed a risk to nearby residents. 

Schools and business were also closed over health concerns with the municipality facing multiple legal threats and the SA Human Rights Commission stepping in to investigate. 

Msunduzi Municipality's Thobeka Mafumbatha says they've carried out a thorough operations assessment and have come up with solutions they believe will prevent another out-of-control incident.

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"Security has been increased, so there is only one entrance to the landfill itself and the people that are coming in they are being checked. They need to carry their IDs or their licenses. 

"We are working with a company. They are the ones ensuring that when the waste comes, it is sorted accordingly. The waste on recycling is being put on the side, the one that needs to be compacted and compressed; that function is being done as well."

The site officially reopened on Friday.

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