The City of Cape Town has reminded residents that Solild Waste personnel are not allowed to ask for Christmas boxes or any other kind of donations.
“Over the past few years, we have received reports of residents being asked, sometimes aggressively, for Christmas boxes or donations.
There have also been reports of threats directed towards residents that their refuse will not be collected if the demand for a Christmas box is not met,” said the City’s mayoral committee member for informal settlements, water and waste services; and energy, Xanthea Limberg.
Complaints can be directed to the City via its call centre, between 8am and 4.30pm at 0860 103 089. Apart from the date, time and place of the incident, a vehicle registration number should be provided so that the culprits can be identified.