It was noticed yesterday morning (Sunday 30 June) that there are about 8 blue rubbish bags next to the palisade bordering the Centurion Academy in Bank Avenue's parking. Another bag's content was distributed about 5 metres from there, to Bazaruto’s side; making it at least 9 bags.
At nearer investigation it became apparent that the content of all these bags were probably originating from the nearby McDonalds on the corner of Hendrik Verwoerd and Heuwel Avenue. I went into McDonalds to check – exactly the same blue bags are used inside the shop as were found dumped in the corridor. The content is also a dead give-away as it is the same cups and other marked items used by McDonald’s take-away customers.
We reported it to the JOC on Sunday afternoon. I made a few calls in the meantime: McDonalds make use of Waste Tech – a contract liaised by Head Office to remove their rubbish. On enquiry, McDonalds Head Office promised to look into the matter. I indicated that we would not be satisfied till it is removed. If something will happen, is another question.
This is in Zwartkops X7 … visible from South Street; and situated between Bazaruto centre and the closed CA parking area.
Apart from being ugly and giving our area a bad name, it will soon become a health risk – and should be nipped in the bud.
To John Vorster side of the parking area we still have our regular illegal nightly sleeper – we again took away his "bed" (old boxes flattened); making it just a little less nice and cosy; with all’s assistance the message might get through eventually.
UPDATE: This story was carried by LookLocal Pta Centurion (Rekord) on 6 July 2013. I initialy reported it per radio to the JOC Sunday 30 June. Andre de Villiers posed for a picture for Rekord with the rubbish bags and shared his thoughts Friday 5 July; which was published on the LookLocal Rekord online version on 6 July 2013 and carried in the printed version of Rekord on 12 July 2013. – Annette