One orange rubbish bag will cost you R18,34

2017-07-19 06:00

AS the Greytown Gazette has recently received a number of queries on the issue and distribution of refuse bags by the Umvoti Municipality, information was requested and the following statement was issued by the municipality.

“In light of the recent queries regarding the issuing of refuse bags, residents are requested to take note of the following:

• In order to curb costs, council in 2011 resolved that refuse will be collected once a week from the various areas in Greytown. That is the CBD, town, residential, businesses and Enhlalakahle;

• Refuse bags are issued once every three months with 25 packets in a pack of refuse bags.

If counted with the collection days over this period, the bags issued are to last a resident over that said three months;

• businesses are issued refuse bags as per the number of bins paid for, as mentioned on the businesses accounts;

• Anyone requesting additional bin bags will have to pay for the bin bags an additional cost of R458.58 as stipulated

on the Umvoti Municipal tariff of charges, which can be obtained from the municipal

• Businesses and residents who request to pick up their bags at the municipal offices have to produce their accounts.

Business owners and residents are requested to provide proof when sending a designed person to collect their bags.

Residents having queries are requested to send them via e-mail tonomandla.maphumulo@umvoti.
or or write to the manager, Parks, Gardens and Waste, Mr S. Dlamini, P.O. Box 71, Greytown, 3250.”

The Greytown Gazette, on receipt of the above, requested further information as to the pick-up point of bags and stock levels.


“The procedure is still the same, only the place of collection will differ, that is, residents will pay for additional bags at the finance department and take their receipt to the traffic offices (new building) in Voortrekker Street to collect the bags.

“We do currently have limited stock and are awaiting delivery. However, residents who run out are being assisted.

All businesses who need additional bags can contact Mr S. Dlamini directly for assistance with disposal of their refuse.”

On receipt of the above the
Greytown Gazette requested the following information which had not been supplied at the time of going to press:

1.When was the last delivery to residents of orange rubbish bags and when will the next one be?

2.When will there be stocks again?

3.Why are the bags so expensive?

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