DF Malan High School pupils came out to support the Greater Tygerberg Partnership’s clean-up day on Thursday March 16.
Mould Empower Serve (MES), the Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID) and the Bellville police also got their hands dirty – cleaning up Tielman Marais Park.
Candice Mostert from Waste-ED, a recycling company, ran the clean-up and explained that the object was not to send any of the waste to landfills. Instead, it was all categorised for recycling as eco-bricks.
The eco-bricks are plastic cooldrink bottles crammed full of litter.
The ones produced from last week’s clean-up will help to build a school in Delft.
Chad Robertson, from the Regenize recycling company in the northern suburbs, said they wanted to run similar events in the area and had decided to join this one.
“Recycling and raising awareness is what we do, this is something we are passionate about,” he said.
Agnes van der Berg, a resident of Huis Andries Van der Walt, opposite the park, was happy about the clean-up because she said there was a lot of littering in the area.