The Nottingham Road Land Owners Association (NRLA) has clarified the situation regarding refuse removal in the village.
The eyesore build-up of rubbish at the recycling station near Fuel and Gas and excess litter about the town has now been cleared up.
The NRLA said there was a dispute between the uMngeni Municipality and the service provider, with the municipality allegedly unhappy with the service provided.
The NRLA, in a notice said, “The uMngeni Municipality is going to be formalising an agreement with the waste collection service provider – a process which will take 2-3 months to conclude, due to tender processes which need to be followed.”
It urged people in the area to refrain from dumping their rubbish in bins around the town and in random locations.
“It must be noted that NRLA will continue to facilitate and engage with the uMngeni Municipality regarding waste collection, however, it cannot incur costs, utilising member funds, in arranging for ongoing tidy ups due to the irresponsible behaviour of residents, business owners and visitors in general.”
Waste can be dropped off at the Mooi River or Currys Post landfill sites in the interim.
The uMngeni municipality has advised a representative of the land owners that they will be undertaking waste collection while the contract is sorted out, with waste being collected every Thursday within the village and surrounds.
The contact details of some private service providers should residents and businesses need clean-ups to be undertaken:
Jessica Young (The Waste Co) – 082 940 9039
• Roy Kruger (Valotech) – 082 633 1396
• Shahen Dhanpal (Midlands Conservancy) – 082 551 1952
• Martin (Midlands Refuse Removal) – 063 260 2692