I AM a Korsten resident, and a rate- and taxpaying resident at that. Every day I have to drive past rubbish that is being dumped in the Grundlingh Street-Nicholas Road stretch, because the municipality fails to collect rubbish every week – only every second Wednesday, which is not working.
People from all around are resorting to dumping their waste on this open field. I have so many times driven past this area and seen people coming with their waste from who knows where to dump it here.
It's disgusting and unsanitary as our young children are being put at risk for diseases and illnesses unnecessarily. We were issued with wheelie bins which cannot hold two weeks' worth of trash.
Our children do not even have a proper park to play in and this I blame on the municipality.
Go driving around in the suburbs, and you find the streets are clean and there are no rubbish dump heaps around. But come here in the northern areas you will see the major difference.
I am not saying the residents are innocent as they also contribute to the dumping of the waste. However the municipality should erect "No dumping" signs on these open fields as a preventative measure.
Another issue is workers dig up the streets to lay cables or whatever and don't close up the holes. We have to drive over these gaping holes which can cause damage to our vehicles, especially the tyres.
Once again go into the suburbs you find these same holes neatly covered up with tar. Why can't the same be done for us?
Does our money not have the same value? Come on NMBM, you can honestly do better.
Irate tax- and ratepayer, Port Elizabeth