It stinks; it is unhealthy and costs the municipality millions each year. It is called illegal dumping – the number one enemy of local government. Heaps of waste piling in street corners and open spaces – this has become a regular sight in Emfuleni. The cost of illegal dumping to the environment and the finances of the municipality is massive – and growing by the day.
Illegal dumping is a public service nightmare in which residents and businesses have plunged our municipality into a state of filth, prompting the Executive Mayor, Councillor Jacob Khawe to launch a municipality-wide cleaning campaign.