WASTE COLLECTION HITS HIGH GEAR AT THE WEEKEND
The City of Ekurhuleni will be doing waste collection rounds this weekend to address all existing backlogs.
The areas that are targeted are Springs, Brakpan, Nigel, Benoni, Kempton Park, Edenvale, Boksburg and Germiston. Residents of these areas are encouraged to take out their wheelie bins and plastic bags so that they are not missed by the teams as they collect the waste.
The City undertakes to address the backlogs at the weekend to enable normal round collections to get underway as early as Monday next week.
The latest development comes following the decision by the City to establish a Waste Management Task Team to address waste collection challenges in the region. This move followed numerous complaints of no collection of waste in certain areas, especially Springs, Kempton Park, Boksburg, Benoni and Edenvale.
The main bottle neck was the non-availability of enough fleet due to break downs. The City has however managed to get some of the vehicles back and distribute them accordingly to ensure that the service is normalized as soon as possible.
Yesterday the City announced that services had also resumed in outsourced areas after a dispute over payments was resolved with service providers. These areas are Tsakane/Langaville, Wattville, Daveyton-Etwatwa, Duduza, Kwa-Thema, Tembisa 1 & 2, Norkem Park, Thokoza and Palmridge.
The City once again apologises profusely to our communities for the inconvenience caused recently and can assure residents that we remain committed to a cleaner and healthier Ekurhuleni. The City further thanks residents for their patience during these difficult days.
Those residents who continue to experience waste removal challenges are encouraged to report such via the Call Centre on 0860 54 3000.