UPDATE: Metro contractors to deal with waste removal

Waste removal will commence today. Photo: Supplied.

In a bid to address the uncollected waste and disrupted disposal services, the Tshwane metro has enlisted contractors to clear the backlog.

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Waste had not been over the last three days due to a protest.

The decision to contract service providers directly was taken at an emergency executive committee meeting  on 5 May.

This resolution follows the garbage spread all over Pretoria and blocked disposal sites and transfer stations allegedly by subcontractors whose contracts had not been renewed.

To avoid a crisis, the committee resolved as follows:

–          Urgently appoint, on an emergency basis, contractors to collect waste as soon as possible.
–          Clear the entry points at landfill sites where trashing and dumping occurred.
–          Deploy metro police to deal with the orchestrated prevention of waste collection.

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Law enforcement services have been activated to escort waste trucks to ensure continuation of collection and disposal of waste at the waste disposal facilities.

The public is assured that waste collection will start soon but is warned that the backlog will take a few days to clear.

The City apologises for the inconvenience arising from this disruption.

The City has obtained a court interdict against people involved in the disruption of services.

Communities can report anyone involved in disruptions to the metro police on 012-358-7095/6.

The clearing of illegal dumpsites will commence today (Saturday).

All residents are requested to put their bins outside.

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