Community Safety

Waste Dumped on Private Property is the Owner’s Responsibility

Illegal dumping takes place in just about any open space.

In the case where it is private property, it is the responsibility of the owner to remove it. At no point does the City remove it. It remains the responsibility of the property owner to maintain the cleanliness of their premises. Failure to do so will have the City’s environmental health inspectors inspect the property.

If it is found that the cleanliness of the property is lacking, the owner will be issued with a first notice to clean up. If the owner does not comply with this, a second notice is issued. Non-compliance to all these notices will result in a summons being issued.

For compliance, the property owner can make use of the City’s refuse removal services for the removal of bulk waste by applying for bulk containers, charged at R1221, 15 per container per lift.

Mandisa Phosa, Divisional Head for Waste Management Services, said the City does not hire out TLBs and trucks to the public.

Private property owners wishing to access bulk waste removal services can visit a waste management depot closest to them. Do not forget to bring along your identity document and municipal statement of account.