Dumper caught red-handed

2016-02-23 06:00
 Photo: supplied  Doris Mazeka points to the surveillance camera.

Photo: supplied Doris Mazeka points to the surveillance camera.

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THE Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association (KHBA) wishes to advise the community that its surveillance cameras at the recycle centre are working perfectly.

According to Lynn Templeman of the KHBA, in December 2015 the camera caught an illegal dumper driving a silver Toyota double-cab dumping plastic banners from a well-known supermarket chain.

“Unfortunately, when we reported the incident to the police they discovered the vehicle had false number plates. Maybe the next time the culprit won’t be so fortunate,” she said.

In January, the driver of a grey Honda sedan with an NPN registration was photographed dumping bags of plastic at the site.

“KHBA is in possession of the name and address of the owner. It needs to be pointed out that unwanted items at the recycling site cause us huge problems in terms of time and money,” she said.

Templeman reminded people that no more plastic will be accepted at the recycle centre as there is no collection of plastic by the service providers.

“Plastic litter is becoming a worldwide problem. The site is managed by the volunteer committee members of Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association, which receives no funding from any government organisation, 90% of all income derived from the site is paid to the staff,” said Templeman.

“We therefore appeal to the public to treat the site with respect, and only bring glass bottles, paper, cardboard, cans, polystyrene, from large appliances.

“We make a special appeal to not bring broken glass or crockery or plate glass windows – it is dangerous for our staff to handle. Rather place in newspaper and into your black bag for collection on your normal refuse day.”

KHBA once again thanks the many responsible recyclers who are doing their bit to prevent recyclables going to the landfill site.

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