‘Stop illegal dumping’ -

2017-07-13 06:00
 Photo: andile sitholeDA PR councillor Chris Langa stands on the rubble on the corner of Madrona Drive in Trenance Park.

Photo: andile sitholeDA PR councillor Chris Langa stands on the rubble on the corner of Madrona Drive in Trenance Park.

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DA PR councillor in Verulam Chris Langa is calling on residents to report illegal dumpers in their communities.

This is after a pile of rubble was found on the corner of Madrona Drive in Trenance Park recently.

“Dumping in residential areas is environmental unfriendly and we appeal to the public to refrain from illegal dumping. We always encourage the public to dump in designated places such as the Redcliffe dump site.

“The fight against illegal dumping seems to be getting out of hand in Verulam despite numerous campaigns made to address the issue. We also urge residents to report illegal dumping to DSW and Metro Police.

“Should anyone be caught dumping in a residential area or site that is not earmarked for dumping, the municipal will impose a fine.”

Resident Roy Dora (61), said neighbours told him about the illegal dumping in Madrona Drive.

“I advised them to take the registration number of the vehicle dumping in Madrona Drive. Dumping in a residential area is totally unacceptable.”

eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede set up environmental forums to improve cleanliness in eThekwini in May in a bid to stop illegal dumping.

“There needs to be a collaborative approach among city departments in how we address these challenges.

“Through the environmental forum we will ensure the city is kept clean.

“ We should also make opportunities for communities so they become part of this programme.

“I will be championing this forum through the Sukuma Sakhe programme which is already operational.

“This will ensure that the city is clean while providing opportunities for the poor.”

 

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