Zini Community Recycling Facility

Project Budget

Budget: R132,000

Project Background

The Zini Recycling Co-operative is a successful Mtunzini Conservancy community partnership project (Zini Recycling Co-operative). It plays an important role in local waste management and conservation.
In the last 8 months the community has recycled close to 50 tons of materials, protecting the environment and saving the Municipality in expensive transport and landfill costs.
Now, the Conservancy would like to erect a robust, weatherproof facility for the recycling buy-back centre at the Mtunzini waste transfer station. This will greatly improve working conditions and productivity.
The structure will be approximately 6.0 x 7.2 meters and will allow recyclers to work out of the weather and prevent materials from getting wet. It will also neaten up the recycling area by providing some storage area.
The estimated cost of the structure is R90, 000. Maintenance is estimated at R42, 000 over a 2 year period

Project Duration

APRIL 2017 – MARCH 2019

  • Construction stage. Approve plan and structure viability, purchase materials, construct facility, drainage, hard surface working platform, signage and security system. Install equipment required.
  • Maintenance stage.Ongoing 2-year programme. Clearing, painting, resurfacing and restoration where needed.

Contact Details

Name: Mtunzini Conservancy
Location: Mtunzini, Zululand (See Google map below)
Contact person: Neil Evans
Contact number: 082 936 2370
Email: EvansN@unizulu.ac.za
Website: www.zini.co.za

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