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    City of Ekurhuleni special attention on waste collection

    The City of Ekurhuleni will in the next two days (tomorrow, Thursday, 17 November and Friday) pay special attention to waste collection services in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg.


    According to the City of Ekurhuleni, the massive clean-up campaign will see a fleet of waste removal trucks and other resources mobilized from other parts of the City, channelled into the area to restore cleanliness, including the CBD.

    This is part of the intervention introduced by the City last week following numerous complaints about the state of waste collection. The intervention started at the weekend when the City kicked off a programme to address waste collection backlogs throughout Ekurhuleni. The idea is to have normal round collection services restored before the end of next week.

    “The approach of mobilizing resources into one area is expected to move to other parts of the City as the need is identified.”

    City of Ekurhuleni
    Street cleaners collecting piles of rubbish in the city. Photo: City of Ekurhuleni/ Facebook.

    ALSO READ: Tembisa protest: Residents launch a clean-up campaign


    The Kempton Park operation will start at 08h00 on Thursday and Friday.

    Meanwhile, the City appeals to members of the public to refrain from dumping illegally and vandalism of waste infrastructure.
    “Among the facilities vandalized is the Heidelberg Road Transfer Station which resulted in damages estimated at R500 000,” the City disclosed.

    “Great gains have been made in many areas and the City remains committed to normalizing the waste situation as soon as possible. The City apologises for any inconvenience caused,” the City of Ekurhuleni stated.

    Besides Kempton Park, other areas affected by the waste collection backlog include:

    • Langaville,
    • Wattville,
    • Daveyton-Etwatwa,
    • Duduza, Kwa-Thema,
    • Tembisa 1 & 2,
    • Norkem Park,
    • Thokoza
    • and Palmridge

    ALSO READ: City of Ekurhuleni restores waste removal services

    Is your area also affected by the waste collection backlog? Here’s the quickest way to report the matter:

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