Mayor Dan Plato headed to Woodlands last week to clean a field as part of the Keep Cape Town Clean campaign, which was launched in March.
“Being of service to our communities is what the City of Cape Town is about and we want the public to see how our officials and staff are working hard to ensure we deliver efficient services,” said Mr Plato.
“Through this campaign, I am able to interact with communities and demonstrate the importance of being involved in helping to clean their neighbourhoods. I am also glad to see that the importance of this message continues to spread and will lead to a sustained change in the way residents dispose of their refuse.
“In the January adjustment budget, I allocated an additional R115 million to help tackle grime and we now need to keep the momentum of the successes so far.
“Our staff in Solid Waste Management carry out weekly refuse removal, but our ultimate goal is to get communities to do their part too.”
Vehicles used in illegal dumping can be confiscated and a release fee of nearly R16 000 will be charged, over-and-above the fines issued for dumping.
To report illegal dumping, call 0860 103 089.