Despite being warned that, according to the lockdown rules, travelling to the refuse site is not allowed, this is being ignored.
Despite the availability of skips (1 Empty, 2 half full, two full) bags with refuse are just being dumped next to skips on the ground.
Looking at the contents in some of the skips (e.g. old geyser, etc) it is clear that the signboard at the entrance, indicating what is allowed and what not allowed on site, is being totally ignored.
In March 2020 the skips were overflowing and could not be emptied as both Municipal skip trucks were out of service. Eventually due to the smell and infestation of flies on the rotting garbage, R2 500 was paid out of Association’s funds, to have the skips cleared.
With the Municipality, working at reduced capacity due to the lockdown, it is not known when the skips will be cleared again. Unfortunately, when the skips are replaced by empty ones, the mess on the ground is not taken away by the skip truck and then becomes our problem.
Thank you to those using the demarcated area for their garden waste and adhering to the sign requesting all bags to be emptied and not to leave plastic bags.
Unfortunately there will always be the few that ignore the notice.
Please obey the signage and empty your bags containing garden waste and deposit ONLY garden waste – no other items.
The reason for the above request is that when doing a control burn, any plastic or material between the garden refuse, does not burn spontaneously and smolders giving off toxic fumes and a smell that can linger for a few days.
Please note: As we have an agreement to manage the refuse site, we have been issued with a permit to travel and visit the site.
Issued by the Kleinemonde Residents & Ratepayers Association