Report illegal dumping

Pile up... Building rubble can be seen in George Lea Park (south) from William Nicol Drive.


Metro police have urged Sandton residents to report building companies that dump rubble illegally in George Lea Park (south).

In the article, Rubbish Attraction, the issue of unlawful dumping in the park was reported.

More than a month later, the piles of rubble are not diminishing but are mushrooming.

Edna Mamonyane, Metro police spokesperson said, “Metro needs the help of the community. Please try and take pictures of those who are dumping illegally and remember to include the registration plate in the picture. These images can be sent to Zed Mangaliso in the bylaws department on WhatsApp. We need proof of dumping to stop the problem.”

Lori Klein, who is a lower Sandhurst resident and the administrator for her area said, “The efforts to clean up these piles of building rubble have been unsuccessful so far. I am watching piles grow. When I was involved in the George Lea Park (north) clean-up, I brought up the issue with Metro who explained to me that these building companies should follow a specific process.”

Klein elaborated on this process and said trucks should dump building rubble at a depot. “Upon arrival at the depot [truck drivers] should receive a form which is then signed on the way out and this serves as proof that the dumping was done at the depot by the builders.” She highlighted that, unfortunately, this process was seldom followed and believed that the park served as a quicker and easier dumping site.

As a resident who works for her community, Klein has come up with suggestions on how she believes her community can get involved. “People need to use public forums, social media and any other platform to take pictures of those who are dumping illegally so that we can find the guilty parties.

“If people are scared to contact Metro directly and want to keep their identity concealed, these images can be sent to the Sandton Chronicle and will be passed onto Metro or me so that we can take action.”

Details: Zed Mangaliso WhatsApp 082 779 1361 or contact Sandton Chronicle at [email protected]

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