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No refuse collection today in areas serviced by Schaapkraal Collections Depot <p>Residents who live in areas serviced by the Schaapkraal Collections Depot are advised that their refuse collection scheduled for today, Friday 19 June, will unfortunately not be collected. The facility has been temporarily closed for decontamination, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.</p><p>Areas affected today:<br></p><p>Residents who live in areas serviced by the Schaapkraal Collections Depot are advised that their refuse collection scheduled for today, Friday 19 June, will unfortunately not be collected. The facility has been temporarily closed for decontamination, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.</p><p>Areas affected today:<br></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;">Capricorn</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Capricorn Beach</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Constantia</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Heathfield</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Muizenberg</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ottery</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Pelican Park</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Plumstead</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Steenberg</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wynberg</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Upper Wynberg</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>Residents in these areas should please take their bins out tomorrow, Saturday 20 June 2020, for collection. </p><p>During lockdown, given the possibility of delays in refuse collection, excess waste that cannot fit in the wheelie bins can be bagged and placed next to the bin for removal. Residents are implored not to resort to illegal dumping if delays cause refuse to build-up to the point where it cannot fit in the wheelie bins. Any inconvenience is sincerely regretted. </p><p>Furthermore, residents are asked to bear in mind that even once depots has been decontaminated and reopened, staff availability may remain a challenge. Those who have been in close contact with a confirmed infection are required to self-quarantine for 14 days, even in the absence of symptoms, to minimise the risk that they could unknowingly spread the virus. <br> <br>We wish our staff all the best during this time. The City is concerned about not only the health but general wellbeing of our staff, and management is checking in regularly with staff members who have tested positive. They are also communicating with their close contacts to advise on the way forward in terms of quarantining, testing/screening.<br> <br><strong>Residents are reminded of the following:</strong></p><p><strong>COVID-19 mitigation guidelines for domestic waste disposal</strong>:</p><p>Residents are encouraged to follow the guidelines for disposal of their domestic waste to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The guidelines are aligned to provincial protocols for managing general household waste.</p><p style="text-align:left;">1. Waste items, such as used tissues, wipes and other disposables, that have been used by someone who has or is suspected of having COVID-19, should be disposed into a separate container.</p><p style="text-align:left;">2. This waste should be double-bagged. </p><p style="text-align:left;">3. Please keep this waste on the property for at least five days before placing it out for collection in the bin.</p><p style="text-align:left;">4. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.</p><p style="text-align:left;">5. Please wash your hands after handling the bin.</p><p style="text-align:left;">6. Sanitise the handle and lid, where possible, before placing your bin out for collection and before bringing it back onto your property.</p><p style="text-align:left;">7. Keep a physical distance from City staff at all times.</p><p><strong>How to make more space in your bin:</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">The move to Alert Level 3 has allowed the City to open a limited number of drop-off facilities to the public. Residents are encouraged to take their clean, dry recyclables to one of the City’s open drop-off facilities. Alternatively, residents can make use of an accredited recycling collection company. Recycling eases pressure on collections services, in our landfills and on the environment. </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Garden greens may now also be accepted at selected drop-off facilities. Alternatively, residents can make use of private accredited service providers to collect garden greens. </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Where possible, residents are encouraged to practice home composting, as this will allow further space in the bin during this period. </div></li></ul><p><strong>Bin care:</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Please wash and disinfect your wheelie bin regularly, especially when placing it outside and when bringing it back inside.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Please retain and freeze any meat product (i.e. leftover food in the form of chicken, red meat, off cuts, etc.) until collection day before placing into the bin, so as to prevent the breeding of flies.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Store your bin in a cool place, avoiding direct exposure to the sun, to reduce/prevent flies breeding in your bin. It also helps to spray your bin with insecticide to restrict and inhibit the breeding of flies.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Please remember to wash your hands thoroughly after handling waste</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">If residents need to contact the City or submit a service request, this can be done via the following channels:  </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Call 0860 103 089</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Online <a href="" target="_blank"></a></div></li></ul><p>Residents should please always remember to take note of the reference number provided. <br> <br>  <br><strong>End</strong><br> </p><p>  </p>2020-06-18T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#f2666518-9a9f-4cb8-b9b5-555137fea74c;L0|#0f2666518-9a9f-4cb8-b9b5-555137fea74c|refuse collection;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#299768d4-c86a-487f-bde6-a09376d3fcdf;L0|#0299768d4-c86a-487f-bde6-a09376d3fcdf|bin1


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