THE City has urged residents to be aware that its recycling programme is not closed, however collection from households has been interrupted. This is due to the City’s recycling partner, MPACT, reporting that they will be repairing the structural damage at their recycling plant caused by the severe storms in October 2017. Due to these repairs, they have not been able to accept orange bags since December 2017.
Recycling contractors have had to find other alternative sites to store and sort orange bags. Contractors responsible for Durban North, Far North and South Central areas have reported to Durban Solid Waste (DSW) that they will not be able to pick up recycling bags since they have run out of space.
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Assistance has been requested from DSW Operations to assist by collecting the recycling bags in the areas affected.
Contractors are expected to resume recycling bags collection from 15 January.
Affected areas where recycling bags have not been collected include: Upper La Lucia, La Lucia, Glen Anil, Sunningdale, La Mercy, Sommerset, Westbrook, Durban North, Briardene, Greenwood Park, Duffs Rd, Effingham, Redhill, Umgeni Park, Sea Cow Lake, Glenhills, Glenashely, Virginia, Kenville and Avoca.