‘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.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.”


Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.