Illegal Dumpers Caught Red Handed

Illegal Dumpers Caught Red Handed

Illegal Dumpers Caught Red Handed: People dumping rubbish illegally in an open veld, in Van Riebeeck Park, have been fined by the metro police, thanks to a member of Afriforum Kempton Park. Rian van Jaarsveld posted on his Facebook that he was on his way to a shop on Thursday morning when he spotted the occupants of a three-ton truck busy dumping rubbish in the veld on Soutpansberg Drive. He immediately called the metro police’s Edleen Precinct, who sent out a vehicle. He urges other residents to do the same, to keep Kempton Park clean. Members of the public are urged to report to the Environmental Health sub-directorate anyone who dumps waste on to any pavement, public place or open space. This can be done at the environmental health unit in the region of where the offence has taken place. When reporting offenders, as much detail as possible should be given and confidentiality is guaranteed.

It is a serious offence and illegal to dump waste on any vacant or undeveloped property, open space, public place or pavement. Certain types of solid waste like broken bottles, cups and plastic bags do a good job attracting mosquitoes. They give mosquitoes the perfect breeding ground whenever it rains. Did you know that mosquitoes are the most dangerous creature on earth? They are responsible for more than 300 million cases of malaria each year, and between 1 and 3 million deaths due to malaria. Large scale illegal dumping can create a space where nobody wants to live or use the space for a constructive purpose like farming.

Illegal Dumpers Caught Red Handed

 

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