The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has begun the distribution of free waste bins to households in Korle Gonno a suburb of the Ablekuma South Sub Metropolitan District Council.
The exercise which is in collaboration with waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), under the One Household One Waste bin forms part of an ongoing exercise to register households and provide free receptacles to store waste to keep the city clean.
Head of Public Affairs at the AMA, Mr Gilbert Nii Ankrah noted that it was mandatory under the AMA’s 2017 Sanitation Byelaws for every household to provide a receptacle for the storage of solid waste in their premises adding that the distribution of the bins would ensure an effective solid waste collection in the city.
He said due to the withdrawal of the communal container service mostly provided in lower-middle-income communities it had become necessary to give out the waste bins to encourage house to house collection in the city.
He said specific waste management companies had been assigned to collect waste in the communities adding that the informal waste collectors had been incorporated into the waste chain of the Assembly.
” Within the Ablekuma South Sub Metropolitan District Council which consists of communities such as Korle Gonno and Mamprobi, the
Metropolitan Waste and Allied Services have been assigned to collect their solid waste…For Okia Kwei South, Stanley Owusu has been assigned whilst Tropical Waste and Meskworld Limited collects waste in Ashiedu Keteke,” he said.
He urged households to take advantage of the ongoing distribution to acquire standard receptacles to store solid waste and use the waste bins for it’s intended purpose. desist from
He also admonished residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse, avoid littering to keep the country clean.