Moot, Pretoria – On 16 March 2012, Hoërskool Oos-Moot and the President Kruger Children’s Home proudly launched their “Rommelskommel” multi-recycling project. Residents of the area are encouraged to support this initiative by dropping off their recyclable items at the school. All the proceeds raised by the recycling project will be split between the school and the President Kruger Children’s Home.
The Moot Rommelskommel Recycling Project, which is located on the grounds of Hoërskool Oos-Moot, comprises a drive-thru drop-off centre for all recyclable wastes including glass, paper, plastic, tins and even electronic waste. The drop-off centre will be open 24 hours a day under the watchful eyes of a security guard. A team of “green warriors”, comprising children from the school and the children’s home, will assist with the sorting of the waste and looking after the facility.
In 2011, the Central Branch of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) was approached by the President Kruger Children’s Home to assist with setting up a recycling project at Hoërskool Oos-Moot. The reasons for starting this project were to raise environmental awareness, to teach the children responsibility and to raise funds for the Children’s Home that currently provides a safe haven for 59 children aged between two and 18.
The IWMSA embraced the opportunity to get involved from a social responsibility perspective as well as to raise awareness about recycling in the community. Members of the Central Branch of the IWMSA voluntarily contributed their knowledge and assisted in sourcing bags, bins and a collection service for the recyclables. The IWMSA also contributed by sponsoring funds to construct a roof for the collection area which will be erected once the necessary approvals are received from the City Council.