Call to ad­dress il­le­gal dump­ing

Sunday Tribune - - METRO -

ALVIN Kr­ishna, safety of­fi­cer at Brad­cor Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing, in Ja­cobs, wrote: As a worker and res­i­dent in Ja­cobs and Went­worth area, I would ap­pre­ci­ate it if you could ad­dress this mat­ter ur­gently. Yet again, af­ter many calls to the mu­nic­i­pal­ity to clean the area, with no re­sponse, my only op­tion is to con­tact you.

This area is a dump site that can lead to rats and dis­eases and is a bad im­age for the com­pany that I work for. Our clients visit us reg­u­larly and see­ing this dump area at the en­trance of Chelmer Road is dis­gust­ing.

There are also peo­ple burn­ing rub­ber and other ma­te­rial.

If it is pos­si­ble, please can you erect “no il­le­gal dump­ing” sig­nage af­ter the re­moval of all de­bris?

We have erected sig­nage re­gard­ing no il­le­gal dump­ing which was re­moved by the il­le­gal dump­ing cul­prits.

The two-way road is slowly be­com­ing a one-way road caused by the ac­cu­mu­lated de­bris on the road­side.

We are tired of this mat­ter and our health is at risk. So, too, is the safety of the busi­ness be­cause of theft, which we have ex­pe­ri­enced sev­eral times.

City spokesper­son Mandla Nsele re­sponded: The City was not aware of the mat­ter. This will be in­ves­ti­gated, and the trans­gres­sors will be served with con­tra­ven­tion no­tices.

Res­i­dents have no ex­cuse for dump­ing il­le­gally. The City also has sev­eral il­le­gal dump­ing pre­ven­tion strate­gies that have been put in place.

Po­lice pa­trols are sen­si­tised to take ac­tion when mem­bers of the pub­lic are found to be dump­ing. Fines of R5000 have been is­sued to of­fend­ers.

There are re­cy­cling cen­tres through­out the metro and at shop­ping cen­tres. There is no rea­son for so much re­cy­clable waste to end up on our streets.

The City has im­ple­mented nine new by-laws that are aimed at deal­ing with var­i­ous of­fences. Among these by-laws is the Nui­sances and Be­hav­iour in Pub­lic Places by-law, un­der which lit­ter­ing is pro­hib­ited. En­force­ment is al­ready un­der way and po­lice have be­gun tak­ing a tough stance against of­fend­ers. Metro po­lice have writ­ten sum­monses and is­sued fines to those who con­tra­vene the by-laws.

We urge res­i­dents to con­tinue re­port­ing il­le­gal dump­ing to 031 311 8804 and en­sur­ing their neigh­bour­hood is kept clean by tak­ing care of the en­vi­ron­ment.

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