Keep Oshakati Clean!!!!!
Let us all practice the following in Oshakati
- To be responsible and keep the town clean at all times
- To avoid littering by using refuse bins allocated at public place by the Council
- To maintain hygiene at our houses by using refuse bins and clean our houses
- Avoid public indecency (e.g. Urinating in public) Tips to reduce litter in town waste
- Reduce, reuse and recycle as much as you can.
- Use returnable, reusable or refillable drink containers.
- Use a litter bag in your vehicle.
- Always put your trash in a proper container. If one is not available, hold on to your garbage until you find one.
- Put your garbage out for collection as close to pickup time as possible (get schedules from waste pickers around town).
- Support community cleanups, recycling programs, legislation and other efforts to reduce litter.
- Successful litter control must be a continuous, ongoing effort, which involves the entire community - from youth to seniors, business, community groups and the media. Organize a committee to develop a plan of action.
- Set a good example. Don't litter and begin to take pride in keeping your environment clean community
- Informing others about the detriments of littering.
- Team up to clean the town voluntarily
- Advice your town on cleaning aspect and report any accumulation of uncollected waste
The benefit of the clean town
- The clean town gives peace of mind to residents, visitors.
- The town looks attractive for investors and thus boost town Economy
- Reduces communicable and non-communicable diseases
Using of Bins
- All residents living in Oshakati, with or without municipal water bill account are being requested to have dust bins.
- Refuse bins are available at the Council's Civic Centre at a nonprofit cost.
The costs of refuse bins are as follows:
- Wheel bins 240 litres N$ 480.00
- Bins without wheels 90 litres N$ 220.00
- Skipper containers are only provided for businesses and public places (you can apply for one as well).
- You have options to buy cash or pay through your municipal bill account for a period not exceeding six (6) months.
Illegal dumping is an offence
- Dumping at the roadside, on storm water channel or at any area not designed to be a dumping site is termed as illegal dumping and its an offence.
- This offence get you penalized to pay a fine of N$ 150.00 for the first time, and if caught for the seconded time you will be fined N$ 300. 00.
- If the same is repeated over and over, the Council will have no other choice but, to file a case against the offender to appeal before the court of law.
- This comes with a term of imprisonment not exceeding six (6) months and the fine of N$ 2000.00 or both, should the court find you guilty of an offence
Maintenance of general cleanliness of the town
- Lets us respect ourselves by keeping our environment clean
- Poultry (domestic fowls, ducks etc.) must be kept in cages
- Cattle, sheep and goats are not allowed in town if found roaming in the street, shall be impounded
- Dogs must be chained and must be confined within the house boundary
- No one is allowed to keep pigs in the town
Waste Removal & Collection calendar (period 1st July 2016-30th June 2017)
Oshakati East South (Green Zone) Work Programme
|Bank of Namibia||East of NBC Tower||Whole NHE||Governor and Houses around the area||Institution Places only|
Oshakati Town Council to Erundu S.S.School
|Okave Club and intermediate environment||Military Base||NBC and intermediate houses|
|Sos dub and souuounding houses||Road Authority and intermediate||NDF Club||State House and intermediate house|
|NDC and NBC tower||Susan Bahai intermediate house||Guess House|
|Golf Club and intermediate houses|
Refuse Removal Charges
|1||Residential: Basic charge per month||42.00||44.10|
|2||Residential: Charge per bin||42.00||44.10|
|3||Business : Basic charge per month||126.00||132.30|
|4||Business : Charge per bin||42.00||44.10|