City of Cape Town calls on residents to report illegal dumping
The City of Cape Town has called on residents to report illegal dumping activity.
As part of its spring cleaning campaign, the municipality set up a 24-hour toll-free hotline for residents to report tip-offs about illegal dumping activity and other by-law infringements. Any person found to be dumping illegally is issued with a Section 56 written notice, which carries a fine of up to R5 000 and the dumper may have his or her vehicle impounded, or face a two-year prison sentence.
The City handed over a reward to Cape Town resident Riaan Delport on Tuesday, after he alerted authorities about illegal dumping taking place on the side of a road in Dunoon in July. A truck was discarding a pile of rubble.
‘’Cleaning up Cape Town requires all of our efforts and we encourage residents to come forward like Mr Delport did - and they can do so anonymously as well. If you see illegal dumping, take down the vehicle license plate number and report them to us,’’ said Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.
‘’It is within our ability to change the culture of litter
and dumping in Cape Town. We are calling on residents, schools, businesses, and
community groups to join the #SpringCleanCT campaign,’’ he added.
Done By: Mitchum George