23 July 2018
 
For Immediate Release
 
Re: UPDATE: Refuse Collection Interrupted in Umlazi, Kwa-Makhutha, Mbumbulu, Isipingo, Folweni
 
The Municipality is currently facing a disruption of refuse collection in the following areas: uMlazi, KwaMakhutha, Mbumbulu, Isipingo, Folweni and Cato Manor. This is due to a payment dispute between the main contractors and sub-contractors.
 
The relationship between the main contractor and sub-contractor does not fall within the scope of the City.
 
In the interim, Cleansing and Solid Waste is engaging law enforcement agencies to escort internal trucks to provide the service.
 
The Municipality urges residents to keep all refuse within their property boundaries to avoid litter from spreading all over.
 
Residents will be informed when the normal refuse collection resumes.
 
The City is working around the clock to resolve the situation.
 
We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Deputy Head of Communications, Mandla Nsele.
 
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