Over the past two weeks, Cape Town residents have heeded the call to #SpringCleanCT.
‘It is encouraging to see more people joining the #SpringCleanCT campaign. It is all of our responsibility to ensure we keep our communities clean. The City has also added 300 temporary workers to pick up litter around hotspots, which is showing results,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.
The City has also launched a 24-hour toll-free number to report tip-offs about illegal dumping activity.
Those convicted of illegal dumping could be fined up to R5 000, have their vehicle impounded, or face a two-year prison sentence. In addition, for every report that leads to a fine and conviction, the City is offering a reward from R1000 up to R5000, depending on the offence.
‘Our solid waste by-law enforcement unit has been busy alongside in handing out fines for those who are found in transgression. A total of 149 notices were issued in the past two weeks,’ said Alderman Twigg
The public is urged to report any illegal dumping happening around their area on the 24-Hour toll-free Tip-off line: 0800 110077.
To notify the City about any dumping that needs to be cleared, please call 0860 103 089.
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