Cape Town residents will have to suffer the smell of their rubbish bags for a few extra days after a COVID-19 infection has led to the closure of one of the City of Cape Town’s largest refuse collection depots.
The Woodstock depot has recorded one positive case, and as a result will be closed while all staff are sent home for the premises to undergo deep cleaning.
A City of Cape Town spokesperson said that there would be limited resources available over the next week to allow for the collection of rubbish.
She said that during the halt in operations, businesses and residents should keep their refuse on their properties and wait for the collections teams to come around when they are available to do so.
Residents and businesses are requested to please keep their refuse on their properties until their scheduled removal day next week, when any excess refuse in bags will also be removed.
WHICH AREAS ARE AFFECTED?
There will be no collections in the following areas over the next two days:
Monday 18 May:
- Bishops Court
- Harfield village
- Royal Ascott
- Sea Point
Tuesday 19 May:
- Century City
- Joe Slovo
- Sea Point