Illegal dumping must be dealt with - residents

2016-03-24 06:00
PHOTOS: supplied Dumping in Manaba.

PHOTOS: supplied Dumping in Manaba.

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ILLEGAL dumping remains a problem on the lower South Coast although by-laws are in place and a fine is the penalty should the culprit be caught.

Mitchell Drive, Manaba is one of the places where illegal dumping is taking place.

“The municipality has hefty fines in place for illegal dumping but its not being enforced. I bet you, only a couple of good fines will make a big impact and show the public that the Hibiscus Coast is a zero tolerance area in this regard,” said a community member.

Building rubble and other items are thrown on the road side.

“This is a disgrace, an unhealthy environment for breeding of vermin and an eyesore for visitors to our homes.”

“We as law-abiding citizens and ratepayers have a right and I request that this issue be dealt with accordingly.”

The outlook picnic spot in Hibberdene has also become an illegal dumping haven. A resident has taken photos of a vehicle which offloads refuse at the spot where people are meant to enjoy the ocean view.

“There are a lot of black bags so it is obvious that dumping has been taking place off a truck and not by single persons,” said the source.

“The municipality must start enforcing by-laws and fining the culprits.”

Spokesperson for Hibiscus Coast Municipality, Simon April, was approached for comment but none was forthcoming at the time of going to press.

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