Thirty-five (35) building owners in Harare have been ordered to provide adequate rubbish bins on their premises by the City of Harare, a failure of which they will be fined.
In a statement, the Harare City Council (HCC) said that it carried out a survey across the city and established that the majority of buildings do not have the number of rubbish bins that should be on individual premises. Part of the statement read:
This serves to notify that council is currently carrying out a bin verification exercise in line with the Harare (Waste Management) By-Laws of 1979, the Harare (Anti-Litter) By-Laws 2016, Harare public health by-laws, Harare licensed premises by-laws and food hygiene by-laws to ensure that building owners have the correct number of bins required at their premises.
So far 133 premises and 17 buildings have been visited and our findings indicated that there were 116 bins instead of the recommended number of 192 bins.
Council has served 35 notices to the building owners and penalties will be imposed if they fail to comply.