Port Elizabeth - Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has embarked on a campaign to clean up the city by budgeting R40 million for the 2019/20 financial year.
Forty three co-operatives will be paid as part of its “Clean and Green Programme”.
Municipal spokesperson Mthubanzi Mniki said over a period of three years, more than R100 million is expected to be spent on the programme.
“The services rendered by the co-operatives will also assist the Municipality in accessing some areas that are not easily accessible by waste collection vehicles. They will also assist the Municipality with community awareness programmes, in addition to focusing on cleaning up illegal dumping sites and general litter picking on roadside areas.”
Mniki said that each co-operative was expected to employ between 10 to 15 people.