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IWESCO participates in Touws River cleanup campaign

IWESCO recently took part in the spring cleanup campaign in Touws River on Heritage Day. A team of 10 staff members and their families were among a group of citizens who picked up litter and cleaned the small town in the Western Cape during the public holiday. The spring cleanup was organised by the Touws River Tourism Association which also contributed to the funding of the community event.

The day saw community members, local businesses and government officials work side-by-side to do a ‘spring clean’ of Touws River, which strives to uphold its reputation as a historic tourist town. The goal of Touws River Tourism was to fill 2021 bin bags with litter from the streets and waterways within the town.

Touws River cleanup a great success

Thanks to local businesses and volunteers, the spring cleanup campaign was a success. Community members also enjoyed a boerewors braai at the end of the day, which helped to solidify the sense of community that was instilled during the cleanup. The large volume of waste that was collected will be sent to recycling facilities and local landfills.

“We strongly believe our objective to collect 2021 black bags of litter was surpassed by far and it is our hope to have the spring clean project instated as an annual event,” says the Touws River Tourism Association. “[The volunteers] are all truly exemplary people who took responsibility towards ensuring our town remains a beautiful tourism attraction,” they added.

Gallery from the cleanup event

IWESCO is proud to have participated in this community event that restored the look of Touws River. The railway town is a historic location along the N1 route that was established in the late 1800s during the Kimberley diamond rush. For more information on our cleaning services or to request a quote, please contact IWESCO today.


IWESCO offers specialised cleaning and waste control services to industrial and commercial customers in South Africa. These services are aimed at minimising our customers’ impact on the environment. Our services also include pest control, garden maintenance, fogging and disinfecting. Our staff are highly trained to offer the most professional services. IWESCO is a Level 2 B-BBEE supplier with ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.

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