Community Safety

Residents Discouraged from Giving Gifts to Waste Management Services Employees

The festive season is around the corner, and many customers feel the need to shower officials from the City with gifts.

Residents and some business sectors have also formed a bond with the waste collections personnel from the city.

Residents are not to provide gifts to the employees of Waste Management Services be it money in the form of tips and especially alcohol as this compromise the rendering of the required waste collection services.

Should employees request for gifts from residents, it is advisable for residents to get the names of employees, vehicle registration number of their pick-up truck and and if possible picture of the employees.

These incidents should be reported directly to the city’s service delivery call centre on 0860 543 000.

Mandisa Phosa Head of Waste Management Services in the City says residents should never feel compelled to give out Christmas gifts to waste removal officials as this may affect service delivery and at times, other residents may feel harassed.

Meanwhile, Phosa further stated that all mini dumpsites will be opened throughout the festive season and waste removal services will remain operational as per the waste collection calender except on Christmas Day, 25 December 2020.