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Mpact paper collections to end in Waterval area

25 November 2013

Mpact Recycling’s collections of the orange Ronnie Bags will end on Monday 2 December 2013. The City of Joburg’s waste management entity Pikitup will assume responsibility for the paper collection services in the Waterval area.

Alan de Haas, Gauteng Regional Manager of Mpact Recycling says that the decision has been made as a result of the City of Johannesburg and Pikitup having launched the Trash to Treasure waste recycling programme which will be rolled out across the city over the coming months.

“We would like to thank the residents of the Waterval serviced areas who participated, for your commitment to recycling over the years. We urge residents to continue their recycling efforts by giving their full support to the new recycling programme offered by the City of Johannesburg,” says de Haas.

Residents will receive a white hessian, re-usable bag to replace the orange Ronnie Bag. These bags will be collected by Pikitup on the existing refuse collection schedule for Waterval.

In addition to the hessian bags for recycled paper, Pikitup will supply residents weekly with a clear plastic bag for the recycling of cans, plastic, glass, polystyrene and Tetrapak, the material used for takeaway foods.

The suburbs affected within the Waterval collection area are:

  • Albertsville
  • Auckland Park
  • Berario
  • Blackheath
  • Blairgowrie
  • Bosmont
  • Brixton
  • Claremont
  • Coronationville
  • Crosby
  • East Town
  • Emmarentia
  • Fairlands
  • Roosevelt Park
  • Greenside
  • Greymont
  • Homestead Park
  • Hursthill
  • Jan Hofmeyer
  • Linden
  • Martindale
  • Mayfair
  • Melville
  • Montclaire
  • Montgomery Park
  • Montroux
  • Newclare
  • Newlands
  • Northcliff
  • Pageview
  • Parkview
  • Pinepark
  • Richmond
  • Risidale
  • Riverlea
  • Rossmore
  • Triomf (Sophiatown)
  • Valeridene
  • Victory Park
  • Vrededorp
  • Waterval Estate
  • Westbury
  • Westcliff
  • Westdene

For more information please contact Pikitup on 011 375 5555 or 0860 562 874

Issued by:

FTI Consulting – Strategic Communications
Kgomotso Moalusi +27 (0) 11 214 2413 / +27 (0)76 941 2902
Trevor Jones +27 (0) 11 214 2414 / +27 (0)83 326 7698

On behalf of:

Mpact Limited
Deborah Chapman
Communications Manager, Mpact +27 (0) 11 994 5500 / +27 (0)76 650 4155

Notes to editors

Mpact is a leading manufacturer of paper and plastics packaging in Southern Africa. The Paper business is integrated across the recycled paper-based corrugated packaging value chain and comprises three divisions being Recycling, Paper Manufacturing and Corrugated. The Plastics business manufactures rigid plastic packaging for the food, beverage, personal care, home care, pharmaceutical, agricultural and retail markets. Products include PET preforms, bottles and jars; plastic jumbo bins, wheelie bins, and crates; plastic containers for the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market; styrene and PET trays, fast food containers and clear plastic films. The Group employs 3,760 people in 32 operations in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Source: MPACT