Harare City Council has installed 500 underground bins in the Central Business District (CBD) since January as part of a pilot project to check on the bins’ suitability. Harare’s bins are frequently vandalised and this new initiative seeks to do away with that.
In an interview with Harare News, the City’s Corporate Communications Manager Michael Chideme said that only council cleaners are able to open the bins which have their holders buried underground. Pedestrians deposit their litter through a metal chute that is visible above the ground. Acting Environment and Amenities manager Engineer Calvin Chigariro added that the main advantage of the underground bins is its capacity and small surface area as compared to the ones currently in use.
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