Employees of the City of Cape Town’s waste removal contractor, Wastemart, have elected to continue their participation in the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) strike. This has resulted in a disruption to the refuse removal service to formal households and businesses that are serviced by Wastemart.
The following areas are serviced by Wastemart and will therefore be affected:
- Brown’s Farm/Philippi
- The far south: Muizenberg to Cape Point/ Noordhoek/Kommetjie/Scarborough
- Helderberg: Macassar to Kogel Bay, including Sir Lowry’s Pass Village
The City’s Solid Waste Management Department is working hard to service the affected areas in the interim. The department’s own collection units are providing the waste removal services once they have completed their own duties for the day.
In most cases they are able to complete the additional workload by working very late. However, in certain instances this may not be possible and refuse collection will occur the next day. Residents are urged to please leave their bins out until they are collected.
Unfortunately operations are expected to be disrupted until the strike is over.
Collection of recyclables in the far south
In addition, Wastemart has suspended the collection of recyclables in the far south area due to concerns over the safety of its workers. Residents are requested to please keep their bags of recyclables on their properties until further notice. The following suburbs will be affected:
- St James
- Kalk Bay
- Fish Hoek
- Glencairn Heights
- Simon’s Town
- Capri Village
- Sun Valley
- Ocean View
- Milkwood Park
- Dido Valley
The City would like to thank residents for their patience and ongoing cooperation during this period.