George Municipality Cleansing department and Environmental educators from the Garden Route District Municipality held a clean-up along the N2 in the Rosedale area on Friday, November 13th as part of the ongoing Illegal Dumping awareness campaign.
The group cleaned the area during to the morning until around 13h00. The department provided everyone assisting with gloves, face masks and sanitiser.
Following complaints of illegal dumping along the N2, the team decided to host a clean-up campaign and at the same time run awareness as to why people should not dump in their neighbourhoods. The environmental educators moved between the homes to educate locals about illegal dumping and the dangers around it. The team would like to have continue with the clean-up further along the N2 and made a start in Rosedale. Members of the public who want to assist in such clean-up’s can contact the officials at George Municipality, Ethan Stoffels or Karin Stoffels on 044 802 2900 during office hours.
REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING
What is illegal dumping?
Illegal dumping is anything you throw away in a place where it does not
· If you know who is dumping illegally, report them to 044 801 6350 or
email@example.com or 044 801 6300 (a/h).
· Information that will help the case for a warning or fine: car description
and/or registration number, address of alleged perpetrator, type of waste
and address of where it was dumped. A cellphone photo of dumping in
action will help, but is not essential.
· Report dumped waste for collection to 044 802 2900 or 044 801 6300
ILLEGAL DUMPING IS EVERYBODY’S PROBLEM
If you throw your junk just anywhere, it will eventually become your
problem some way or another. It can make you sick or kill you.
REFUSE REMOVAL: GENERAL
· Households may put out seven black, four green and an unlimited number
of blue bags. Additional tied bundles of branches are allowed if they are
shorter than a metre in length and can be picked up by one person.
· BLUE bags are for non-soiled recyclable materials, including plastic, paper,
cardboard, glass etc.
· GREEN bags are for green waste, including organic kitchen waste such as
fruit and vegetable peels, as well as garden waste, including grass cuttings,
leaves etc. No soil is allowed in green bags.
· BLACK bags are for ‘wet’ waste, things that cannot be recycled.
· All refuse bags must be put out by 7am on removal day. Please don’t put
bags out the day or night before removal.
· Please wrap broken glass in newspaper before placing in bags to prevent
injuries to workers.
· A pack of 26 black bags are distributed to households quarterly.
· Blue and green bags are collected on the same day as black bag refuse
removal but not at the same time. A separate trip is made for the
collection of the blue bags. Participating households will receive two blue
and two green replacement bags.
· Households or businesses that are actively recycling and require additional
green or blue bags, can collect from the municipality Environmental
Services department at 82 Meade Street.
Officials cleaning up the illegal dumpsite.