South Africa 4.5.2018 02:09 pm

Takeaway restaurants in Port Elizabeth fined for illegal dumping

PHOTO: Supplied by the NMB Metro.

PHOTO: Supplied by the NMB Metro.

Member of the metro’s mayoral committee on public health says both establishments were issued with a fine of R2k.

Two takeaway businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality have been caught allegedly dumping waste illegally, the city said in a statement on Friday.

Mayoral committee member for public health Lance Grootboom said that both establishments were issued with a fine of R2 000 and instructed to dispose of the waste at a municipal disposal facility.

The metro recently launched an ‘Illegal Dumping Task Force’ as part of its War on Waste Campaign.

“As part of the metro’s effort to clean up the city, those caught dumping illegally are going to be named and shamed,” said Grootboom.

He added the fine schedule for illegal dumping was still in the process of being reviewed, with the intention of increasing fine amounts for commercial, retail and construction companies found to be dumping illegally.

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