Strubenvale deals with illegal dumping

Trevor Bhowan(32) points to the refuse that finds its way on the island every week.

A Strubenvale resident, Trevor Bhowan (32), has had to deal with the illegal dumping of refuse for about four months.

The island in Lewis Road, Strubenvale, is strewn with cigarette cartons, plastic bags and old food.

“Ekurhuleni Metro refuses to collect the rubbish if it is not in the assigned wheelie bins,” says Trevor.

“Many of the residents did not collect the bins when issue dates were sent out and, therefore, they did not get a dustbin,” he adds

Trevor says when the illegal dumping started he would email metro and the refuse would be cleared, but “now nobody responds to my emails”.

He believes that the Lewis Road residents were not aware of the collection date for the bins and this explains why no residents have the correct wheelie bin.

“To date the refuse had been on the island since last Monday and the smell is getting worse by the day,” Trevor says.

He has requested the metro to reassign a date for the Lewis Road residents to collect their correct bins.

Trevor says the illegal dumping can not be pin-pointed to an individual without the correct evidence being supplied to the metro and he does not have the time to watch each house for photographic evidence.

“Metro should just reissue the bins and the problem will be drastically minimised,” he says.

Spokesperson for the metro, Themba Gadebe has responded saying, the refuse will be collected by Tuesday.

Bins can be collected at the Springs Waste Depot from 8am until 4pm, Mondays to Fridays, a copy of the relevant services account and ID need to be provided, he adds.

Salome Jardim

find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News


Recommended Story x
Residents dumping refuse in open fields

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

African Reporter
Benoni City Times
Boksburg Advertiser
Brakpan Herald
Germiston City News
Springs Advertiser

Your details:

Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)