Dumping in Richwood

Kenneth Brooks, chairman, Richwood Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association

We have had an increase in dumping in Richwood, of late.

A total of 2.5 tons of material has been removed from our area from April 1 to date.

These dumped items include lounge suites, household items, garden refuse, litter, building material, rubble, rubbish bags etc.

It is important to note that the funding for these dumping collections is taken directly from our rates and taxes.

Money which could have been earmarked for other more important projects but now has to be used for cleaning and dumping removals.

Last week Solid Waste cleaned Woodlands Drive by the island and today more dumped materials have been removed.

Buitengracht Street has also been cleaned today, due to the residents dumping material in the street yesterday.

Residents have been seen on numerous occasions dumping on the island as well as in Buitengracht and Annandale streets.

Law Enforcement has been given their information. Please remember, folks, our rates and taxes are being used to fund someone else’s rubbish.

If you see dumping in our neighbourhood, report it. Take a photo of the illegal act and call law enforcement at 021 554 8005 4. Send details of the incident as well as the photographs to richwoodratepayers@gmail.com or message the details to one of the RRRA exco members.

We appreciate your support and efforts.