Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality would like to inform the residents of Nelson Mandela Bay that due to labour related challenges, normal refuse collection has been interrupted.
This interruption has led to the refuse collections schedule to be delayed by one to two days. The municipality is currently working tirelessly to bring the situation back to normal. While attempts to resolve the challenges continue, the municipality has put in place contingency plans to limit the impact of the interruption.
Residents whose refuse has not been collected at the expected time, are kindly requested to take their refuse out during the day. If the refuse truck fails to arrive, a request is again made for the refuse to be taken back inside. This is done to avoid the refuse being scattered by stray dogs.
Those residents that can take their refuse to the nearest transfer stations are humbly requested to do so as this will assist in decreasing the backlog that currently exists. Currently the municipality is not in a position to share the details of the contingency plan as doing so will compromise the plan and put lives of those involved at risk.
Residents are advised to contact their Ward Councillor offices for more details about a Ward based contingency plan. The municipality would like to thank the residents for their understanding and tolerance during this difficult period. The municipality remains resolute and confident to deliver on its promise of cleaning Nelson Mandela Bay through the War on Waste Programme that was launched by the Executive Mayor, Councillor Athol Trollip a few months back.
Regular updates will be given to residents. Again, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by this unexpected interruption.
Issued by: Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications Office