Residents within the municipal district of the City of Cape Town are advised to be aware of delays in refuse collection brought on by delays in the maintenance of Solid Waste vehicles. This is having a knock-on effect in both formal refuse collections in wheelie bins as well as area cleansing services.

“Every effort is being made to ensure that refuse is collected on the scheduled day, however, should this not be possible, residents should take their bins in at 9pm, and bring them out again the following morning at 6am. If not collected on the scheduled day, it will generally be collected the following day. In exceptional cases where even this is not possible due to various issues, residents should please bring their bins out every day until it is collected (including Saturdays and Sundays),” the City said in a statement.

The City also implored residents not to resort to illegal dumping if collection delays cause refuse to build up to the point where it cannot fit in the wheelie bins. Where possible, practice home composting and recycling.  This will allow further space in the bin during this period.

“Residents should also consider separating their recyclables – glass, paper, cardboard and plastic, etc. These can be taken to one of the City’s drop-off facilities,” the City added.

Visit http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Activities-and-programmes/Cleaning-and-recycling/home-composting-programme on how to do home composting.

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Lucinda Dordley

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