City offers rewards for reporting illegal dumpers

From left, are mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis, Riaan Delport, mayoral committee member for urban waste management Grant Twigg, and mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith.

The City of Cape Town is offering people who report illegal dumping up to R5000 in rewards for every successful fine and conviction.

Riaan Delport was the first person to be acknowledged as part of the #SpringCleanCT campaign when he received R5000 from the City on Tuesday September 13 for reporting an illegal dumping incident in Dunoon.

The truck used in this incident was impounded, said a City statement.

The campaign encourages members of the public to call a 24-hour toll-free number to report, anonymously if they wish, illegal dumping and other by-law infringements.

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said cleaning up Cape Town would take everyone’s efforts and he encouraged members of the public to take down the licence plate numbers of vehicles used in illegal dumping and report them to the City.

Culprits can be fined up to R5000, have their vehicle impounded, or face a two-year prison sentence.

For every fine and conviction, there are potential rewards available from R1000 up to R5000.

To report illegal dumping, call the 24-hour toll-free tip-off line at 0800 110077.