CoCT reports increase in illegal dumping and littering.

The City of Cape Town says it has seen an increase in illegal dumping and littering.

The municipality’s urban waste management says for the past three months, a total of 580 fines have been issued for illegal dumping, with a total value of R1 615 100 and 353 fines have been issued for littering, with a total value of R176 000.

According to statistics from the City, for the 2022/23 financial year, the City reported a total of 1 723 fines for littering and dumping – an average of approximately 144 fines per month.

The total of 933 fines issued for the first quarter of 2023/24 equates to 311 fines per month, an increase of 115%.

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MMC for Urban Waste Mangement, Grant Twigg, said officers are clamping down on those dumping illegally and littering, as it can create an environmental health risk.

‘’Catching and penalising those who litter and dump is very important in our city. All those who litter and all those who are involved in illegal dumping should take note that we are rapidly improving our strategies and our capacity to catch you and apply the law. Your days of treating the city like a landfill are numbered.’’

‘’Although the number of fines are on the increase, the number of people reporting littering and dumping remains flat. I would like to remind residents that as part of the #SpringCleanCT campaign, there are currently cash rewards on offer for information that leads to convictions for illegal dumping. With your help, we can do even more and turn our communities into spaces we can be proud of,’’ added Grant Twigg, Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management.


Done By: Mitchum George


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