Rubbish culprits are not landfill workers

2010-01-26 00:00

ALLEGATIONS that New England Road Landfill Site workers were spotted jumping into incoming vehicles and throwing refuse around at the weekend have been strongly denied.

Following the tip-off, The Witness contacted well-placed sources who dismissed the allegations, saying those who ran after loaded open vehicles that were coming to dump rubbish are not site workers.

“There is no security at weekends due to the overtime issue, so what happens is that destitute people lie in wait for incoming vehicles, run after them, and pull what they can from them. They then rummage through this and leave what they can’t use on the ground,” said a source.

This was confirmed by landfill site manager Cyril Naidoo.

The Witness received another complaint about a man who was seen chopping down the trees that are a buffer between the landfill site and neighbouring B&Bs.

Naidoo said it is do not known how the culprit managed to access the site, but it is suspected that he had entered in a vehicle.

He said municipal security was called and although he could not confirm it, it appears the culprit was apprehended.

This is not the first time such an incident has occurred, Naidoo said: they have caught such culprits before.

“It’s an incident and was treated as such. People mustn’t paint the picture that we’re not bothered, because a lot of this information is agenda-driven and it’s really unfair.

“I’m the last person to deny that there are no problems, but we deal with them. Many problems are bigger than low-level management.”

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