ETHEKWINI NEWS FLASH
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
8 January 2018
 
Collection of Recycling Bags to Resume on 15 January in Affected Areas
 
The public is urged to be aware that the City’s recycling programme is not closed, however collection from households has been interrupted.
 
This is due to the City’s recycling partner, MPACT, reporting that they will be repairing the structural damage at their recycling plant caused by the severe storms in October 2017. Due to these repairs, they have not been able to accept orange bags since December 2017.
 
Recycling contractors have had to find other alternative sites to store and sort orange bags. Contractors responsible for Durban North, Far North and South Central areas have reported to Durban Solid Waste (DSW) that that they will not be able to pick up recycling bags since they have run out of space.
 
Assistance has been requested from DSW Operations to assist by collecting the recycling bags in the areas affected.
 
Contractors are expected to resume recycling bags collection from 15 January 2018.
 
Affected areas where recycling bags have not been collected include:
 
In the Far North;
• Upper La Lucia
• La Lucia
• Glen Anil
• Sunningdale
• La Mercy
• Sommerset
• Westbrook
• Seatides
• La Mercy
• Belvedere
• Belgate
• Flamingo Heights and,
• Buffelsdale
In the North Central, affected areas include;
• Durban North
• Newlands
• Briardene
• Greenwood Park
• Duffs Rd
• Effingham
• Redhill
• Lower La Lucia
• Parlock
• Umgeni Park
• Sea Cow Lake
• Glenhill
• Glen Ashely
• Virginia
• Kenville and,
• Avoca
 
And affected areas in the South Central are;
• Bluff
• Merebank
• Austerville
• Mobeni
• Chatsworth
• Mobeni Heights and,
• Isiphingo
 
The Municipality apologises to residents for the inconvenience caused.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications Tozi Mthethwa.
 
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