City takes over waste collection

The City of Cape Town says it will take over waste collection in several areas, including parts of Blaauwberg, a job normally contracted out, following the end of a three-year tender, which ended last month.

The City said wheelie bin collection and the Think Twice recycling service to Parklands, Sunningdale, Atlantis, Blouberg, Melkbosstrand, Mamre, Pella and Duynefontein, would be affected.

It said “unforeseen challenges” had delayed the awarding of new contract, but it had put a contingency plan in place which would see the City providing the service itself from Friday July 1.

The four areas will be serviced on the same days as usual – the only difference is the change in collection vehicles.

“The City would like to ask residents for their patience and understanding, as there might be a variation in the times that they are accustomed to having their bins collected on those days. Additionally, the City understands that residents often get to know staff working on the beat in their area and that they come to feel like community members, and it is likely that there will be a change to these familiar faces,” it said.