The Mangaung Metro Municipality says it cannot afford to spend R8 million on overtime on refuse collection.
In addressing that, the municipality accompanied by private stakeholders, rolled up their sleeves to clean the city.
The campaign follows service delivery protest in the metro areas in the past weeks.
The clean-up operation is underway at the city of roses.
Ordinary people, private sectors and the municipality are joining hands to control the challenges they face.
The municipality says the campaign is also a build up to Nelson Mandela centenary celebration.
Mangaung metro executive mayor Olly Mlamleli says:”We cannot afford really to spend R8 million on overtime and that will be deceiving the workers because overtime is for extra hours it’s not part of the salary. So therefore we are addressing that the fleet have arrived.”
Meanwhile the Mangaung Township is still over spilling with rubbish, garbage bags remain uncollected and children are at risk of associated diseases.
But these volunteers will not give up without a fight and they are committed to keeping the city clean.
The municipality has vowed to pull up their socks on garbage collection and encourages residents to get involved in keeping the environment clean.