GEORGE NEWS - Black bag refuse removal continues as usual during the 21 days of lockdown. Collections start at 07:00 and may extend into the night (until about 20:00) as the number of trucks out on the streets will be reduced to limit exposure to staff and other parties.
Blue and green bags will not be collected, due to the private service provider being in lockdown. If possible, please continue to recycle and keep blue bags for collection after lockdown ends, otherwise place in black bags.
Please continue to put garden waste into green bags and store at home until end of lockdown. Report uncollected black bags to 044 801 6300.
- 10 April Good Friday – refuse will be collected on Thursday 9 April
- 13 April Family Day – refuse will be collected on Tuesday 14 April
Waste dumping at the landfill site will be strictly controlled. Only municipal vehicles, the blue bags service provider and businesses on the essential services list will be allowed into the transfer station. Only two vehicles will be allowed on site at a time and loads will be limited to two a day.
Street cleaning crews will operate in and around the CBD and entrance roads to the city at selected hours, seven days a week.
Public toilets are closed until further notice as per the national directive. Illegal dumping will be attended to as per the usual schedule. The municipality appeals to communities to remain safe and not dump illegal waste, which can be hazardous to their health.
Cemeteries are open for funerals only (funeral directors to pre-arrange via usual WhatsApp group). Funerals restricted to 50 mourners, limited to 30 minutes and mourners required to observe recommended hygiene practices as per Covid-19 guidelines and protocols. No buses are allowed. No night vigils are allowed anywhere at any time.
Sport facilities are closed, and security remains in place to protect facilities. The municipality has made facilities temporarily available for social welfare purposes.
Libraries remain closed until further notice. Corporate Services administration offices are closed during lockdown.
Area offices are closed but urgent essential services in outlying areas can be phoned in during office hours and on 044 801 6300 after hours.
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