Harare City Council has sourced refuse collection equipment under a US$30 million facility.

The equipment is expected to address the challenge of uncollected garbage and litter in the central business district and residential areas.

The capital’s garbage problems were compounded by an old fleet that made refuse removal a major challenge.

The City of Harare has purchased five rollers valued at US$546 000 and 30 compactors with an estimated value of US$3.1 million.

Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni says the move is expected to see the city pursue a two-pronged approach where roads and garbage removal will be tackled.

The Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe Secretary General Mr Levison Mutekede applauded the City of Harare for the development which he said is testament of its commitment to improve service delivery.

The council also expects delivery of 10 skip trucks, 10 tipper trucks, three graders, one chip spreader and one jet-patcher.

Twenty-five utility trucks are expected also help the city in achieving world class city status.