Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has called on all Capetonians to adopt the same new year’s resolution in 2023: to pick up litter. The first community clean-up of the year was held on Wednesday, 11 January, in Parkwood.
The Mayor’s Keep Cape Town Clean campaign has increased participation from the general public in making Cape Town cleaner.
The City continues to provide a high-season top-up cleaning service targeting all beaches, scenic routes, and central business districts as part of its Festive Season Cleansing Programme, which is in effect until April.
The R57,5 million programme has deployed 2,588 additional cleaning personnel in targeted areas, with three cleaning shifts per day, seven days a week.
The use of mechanical sweepers is also used to regularly clean all scenic routes, highways, and byways, as well as the surrounding fences, pavements, verges, channels and centre islands.
“It is good to be back on the ground today for our first community clean-up of the year in Parkwood. We call on all Capetonians to adopt the same New Year’s resolution in 2023—to pick up litter. No one should ever litter. All of us can take a minute to pick up litter and encourage others to do the same. Together, Capetonians can be a powerful force for change in 2023 by taking pride in our city and acting in unison to keep it clean,” said Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.
“If you can’t bin your waste immediately, bag it and keep it with you until you get to the nearest bin. We all have a role to play in keeping our city clean this summer,” said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.