Council Ups The Game: Expect Improved Efficiency in waste collection
Citizens of Manzini can expect significant improvement in waste collection in the year 2020 and beyond.
Waste management forms part of the core mandate of the Municipality hence a number of waste
management strategies have been put in place. These include door-to-door waste collection through the
use of refuse trucks, collection of bulk waste through a skip service and emptying of sceptic tanks
through the Municipality’s vacuum tanker service. In view of a growing demand for these services in the
city, Council has taken a decision to invest resources into these services; the aim being to improve their
operational efficiencies and achieve customer satisfaction.
SKIPS WILL BE TIMELY EMPTIED
Council has increased the number of skips in strategic points around the city; both in the city centre and
the townships. Moreover, she has taken a firm stand to make it a point that the skips are emptied
timeously. Manzini citizens are urged to make use of the skips for the purpose for which they have been
provided. Skips are meant for disposal of bulk waste; which is not collected by the refuse truck. Please
do not use them for disposal of construction waste, soil and disposal of foetus. Also refrain from burning
the waste. The skip will be emptied as soon as it is full. It is also important to mention that, with the
availability of skips, there is no reason for illegal dumping on vacant plots, ravines and other open
Two skip bins are available at the Manzini Main Market, two have been placed in Moneni (one at
the corner of King Fisher and Eagle roads and another near Road Lodge), one is available within Murray
Camp (near the shops), one is located along Mzimnene street in Fairview North, two are at the main bus
rank, one is placed at the satellite bus rank and two more are located within the Mangwaneni informal
settlement. Residents who have bulk waste such as garden waste in their residences are urged to hire
the services of a skip from Council at a cost of E100 per load. All you need to do is pay the fee at the
Rates Hall and the skip will be brought to your residence at an agreed date and collected the next day
for disposal of the waste.
TRUCK BREAKDOWN OR NOT: REFUSE COLLECTION WILL BE ON TIME
Council has noted an increase in the waste volume generated within the City of Manzini. This is as a
result of the city’s growth in terms of the number of properties and the resultant resident population.
This has often resulted in frequent breakdown of the city’s refuse trucks as they are overworked. The
situation further resulted in late collection of refuse during these downtime periods. Manzini citizens
can be assured that Council has taken a bold step towards addressing this service delivery gap and, as
such, citizens can expect the refuse collection service to remain timely – with or without a truck
breakdown. A strategy has been put in place to ensure non-interruption of service delivery even when
any of the trucks has experienced a breakdown.
VACUUM TANKER SERVICE BACK
Council has not been providing vacuum tanker services in the last three years or so as a result of a
breakdown in her vacuum tanker which, unfortunately, had way passed its lifespan and was irreparable.
This is despite an increase in demand for the service as the Eswatini Water Services Corporation has not
yet been able to connect all properties in the city to its main sewer line. A number of calls relating to
leaking sceptic tanks from neighbouring properties are received by Council almost on a monthly basis
through her Call Centre (800 2004/2505 7000). Council has, therefore, deemed it appropriate to restore
this service. All one needs to do to access the service is pay a sewer disposal fee at Eswatini Water
Services Corporation and thereafter pay E300 per load at the Council Rates Hall (that is, for properties
within the Manzini urban boundary). For properties outside the urban area there is a basic fee plus a
fixed amount per kilometre. Residents whose sceptic tanks are full are urged to solicit the services of the
vacuum tanker and empty their sceptic tanks.
…STD 5, FORM 3 RESULTS: CONGRATULATIONS TO MANZINI SCHOOLS
The Municipal Council of Manzini takes this opportunity to congratulate all Manzini schools; especially
those which performed well in the last external examination for Standard 5 and Form 3. Congratulations
also go to the pupils, teachers and parents who worked very hard to ensure that the best results were
achieved. The education sector is of high priority to Council as it is not only nurturing future leaders of
the city but also future property owners and businesspeople. Council commits to continued support for
schools within the Manzini urban area. Pupils who did not make it this year are urged to work even
harder so that they also pass and progress to the next class. As Council we still hold firm the belief that
‘Education is the key to success’. Council takes this opportunity to wish all parents success as they make
preparations for opening of schools for the 2020 calendar year.