Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
3 minute read
3 Jan 2022
4:45 am

Piling on the guilt of dumping

Jaco Van Der Merwe

An exercise that started as time-consuming was about to get complicated and costly, too.

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I couldn’t help but notice the dozens of heaps of building rubble shamelessly dumped on either side of the road. “How appalling?” I thought to myself. One of these heaps was even next to the pole holding up the warning sign proclaiming that an illegal dumper will be fined R1,000. I was making my way to a landfill site in Dobsonville as I couldn’t take my building rubble to my usual garden refuse depot in Fairlands. There are strict rules regarding the disposal of rubbish as clearly stipulated on the signage inside the depot. No more than two buckets of...