PROPERTY OWNERS CONTRIBUTE IN ILLEGAL DUMPING
Caption: Thembisa 2 CCC manager, Makhosazana Dhladhla with a yellow top during the Siyaqhuba Service Delivery programme
Illegal dumping continues to be a sore sight to the communities of the City of Ekurhuleni.
In a bid to mitigate illegal dumping, the City has implemented a number of interventions – some of which are effective in other areas and less effective in others. Among those is the provision of 240ℓ waste bins.
During the Siyaqhuba Service Delivery programme held in Thembisa on Monday, 20 September, a resident who wanted to remain anonymous told the Siyaqhuba team that some property owners do not allow their tenants to dispose of their waste in the property owner’s bin.
As a result, tenants resort to dumping their waste in any open space available at their disposal.
Another resident that caught throwing her domestic waste on the road at Winnie Mandela Zone 1 could not provide a solid reason for her act, except to state that she illegally dumps because others were doing the same.
Thembisa2 Customer Care Centre Manager Makhosazana Dhladhla said that illegal dumping had hit hard on Thembisa.
“Through our dedicated waste department we clean illegal dumping today, leaving it spotless, but the following day it looks like there was no cleaning at all. We need communities to play their part in keeping Thembisa clean, the municipality cannot win this on our own,” she said.