Mayor Dan Plato, ward councillors and City of Cape Town staff members cleaned the streets of Hout Bay as part of the City’s campaign against illegal dumping and grime on Wednesday 10 July.This is the eighth community the City has cleaned. The aim of the campaign is to encourage communities to keep their neighbourhoods clean, in addition to the work done by the City’s Solid Waste team. “Our hope is that it leads to a fundamental change in the way residents dispose of their refuse and nurture their surroundings,” he said. “Our staff in the Solid Waste Management Department works hard to keep neighbourhoods clean through weekly refuse removal, but the goal is to get communities to do their part too. In the January adjustment budget, I allocated R115 million to help tackle grime and we now need to keep the momentum of the successes gained so far.” He said they will be revisiting the areas where clean-up campaigns took place to see if the cleanliness has been maintained.According to a statement from the City, illegal dumping is harmful and against the law. Vehicles used in illegal dumping can be confiscated and a release fee of nearly R16 000 will be charged, over-and-above the fines issued for dumping. V To report illegal dumping call 0860 103 089.