Garbage disposal : Young volunteers sit-in for Hysacam in Mimboman

Disposing garbage is a new activity for some young volunteers at the Mimboman fruit market, since Hysacam stopped collecting garbage in some neighborhoods in Yaounde.

The fruit market that produces huge amounts of fruit garbage daily, was becoming a health hazard as the waste kept piling up.

The variety of fruits; pineapples, watermelon, oranges, papayas, grapes and bananas some of which are peeled and sliced, attracts flies as the garbage accumulates.

The fruit vendors innitially relied on the garbage disposal company, Hysacam for daily disposal.
The company gradually became irregular due to managerial issues, prompting the young volunteers to take over.

Diposing garbage: Voluteers routine

At day break, the young boys come around and offer to transport the piles of garbage at a bargained financial reward.

The garbage is packed and transported in bags, buckets or trucks to Hysacam bins at major junctions. Hysacam later pickes up the garbage from the main junctions to its treatment Centre at Nkoulfoulou.

Vendors say working with these volunteers has been the most efficient garbage disposal method since Hysacam became irregular.

Kathy Neba Sina

2 pensées sur “Garbage disposal : Young volunteers sit-in for Hysacam in Mimboman

  • 2 février 2019 à 10 h 33 min
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    Incredible initiative!!!

    I am interested in such youth initiatives in favour of the environment and sustainable development. The aim is to highlight what they do and share these good environmental practices with other young people in order to inspire and encourage them to do the same.

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    • 8 février 2019 à 18 h 29 min
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      we are glad to know that. You know if everyone could bother about the issue of waste disposal it could really help us in maintaining a healthy environment.

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