In response to mounting requests to place geniza (shamos) bins in chareidi areas of the capital and provide funding to deal with the growing volume of geniza, Jerusalem City Hall has agreed to allocate funding.
Working with chareidi city councilmen, a city’s Religious Affairs unit has formulated guidelines to deal with geniza, HaMevaser reports. 100,000 NIS was allocated to assist in addressing the geniza in the city.
A request was made to place the geniza bins in a number of neighborhoods but it is unclear if this request will be accommodated.
In the past, there were bins around the city but the service was halted due to the mounting volume of papers, much from the growing number of shabbos handouts. The large drop off bins at Shamgar were also removed, leaving many with no means of removing geniza. Some areas have paid bins, charging people a sum based on the size of the bag.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)