City warns of delays in refuse collection and cleansing services

The City has warned there may be delays in refuse collection.

The City is currently experiencing delays in the maintenance of Solid Waste vehicles.

This is causing delays in both formal refuse collections as well as area cleansing services.

The City said, however, that very effort was being made to ensure that refuse was collected on the scheduled day.

Should this not be possible, residents should take their bins in at 9pm, and bring them out again the following morning at 6am. If not collected on the scheduled day, it will generally be collected the following day.

“In exceptional cases where even this is not possible due to various issues, residents should please bring their bins out every day until it is collected (including Saturdays and Sundays),” the City said.

Residents are also implored not to resort to illegal dumping if collection delays cause refuse to build up to the point where it cannot fit in the wheelie bins.

“Where possible, practice home composting and recycling. This will allow further space in the bin during this period.

“The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience that may be caused.“