As part of ongoing efforts to encourage responsible waste disposal in Cape Town, ten waste management vehicles that have been branded with anti-dumping and anti-littering messages hit the streets this month.
The fact that many residents feel free to litter and dump in our communities is one of the most difficult problems facing the environment in the City of Cape Town.
These citizens frequently believe that the City should clean up after them or that by continuing to litter, more jobs will eventually be created nearby.
Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg, said:
“The City is continually exploring ways in which we can make legal and responsible disposal of waste even more convenient for residents, but there is no reason that current systems cannot work effectively if residents make the effort to use them. For instance, residents of informal and formal areas often neglect to put their refuse out for collection at scheduled times and instead dump it in informal dump sites in the area. Other times, those who take on backyard tenants do not apply for extra bins to cater to the increase in waste at the property. Getting these small things right can make a big difference in the state of our communities.”
He continued, “So, as per this campaign messaging, don’t let illegal dumping turn our city into a dump.” Give us your waste, and we will take it to the right place. Let’s Act.”
Call 860 33 089 to report missed garbage collections. Furthermore, the City’s website provides contact information for each sub-council in Cape Town.
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