GEORGE NEWS - Black bags will be collected from tomorrow, Friday 19 June, starting with neighbourhoods usually serviced on Fridays. The remainder of the three-week backlog will be addressed next week.
George Municipality Director Community Services Walter Hendricks said municipal workers, who had participated in an unprotected strike since Monday, had agreed to resume work tomorrow.
“The refuse removal schedule will continue as normal and residents must please put out all their accumulated black bags as per their usual collection days next week," said Hendricks. The municipality has appointed a temporary contractor to assist with the collection of the backlog of black bags.
“The municipality apologises again for the inconvenience caused by combined circumstances beyond our control – two weeks shut-down of the Cleansing Department on doctor’s orders following a Covid-19 positive case in the section and the unprotected strike this past week, " said Hendricks.
"We understand the frustration of having to deal with a three-week backlog at home and commit to resolve the matter as soon as possible. ”
Black bag collection tomorrow will take place in the suburbs usually serviced on Fridays: Glenwood, Loerie Park, Eden, Genevafontein, Denver Park, Bergsig, Eastern Extension as well as businesses served on Fridays as per usual schedule.
Collection of green and blue bags continue as usual, on the same days as the black bags collection schedule.
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