Jeffreys Bay residents are really unhappy with the fact that there has been no refuse removal in the town for well over a week.
Unsightly mounds of refuse can be seen all over the town, some of which lands up in the ocean when the wind blows.
The Kouga Municipality has said that all rubbish will be collected by next week.
“Refuse was not collected in Jeffreys Bay for four days last week because staff had downed tools. Management took up the matter with organised labour and the workers agreed to return to work while their grievances were being addressed, said Kouga Municipality spokeperson Laura-Leigh Randall.
“As a result of the days they did not work, there has been a backlog.
We were unable to clear the backlog this week since two of the refuse trucks had to go in for repairs,” added Randall.
“We have, however, been able to make an alternative arrangement.
The aim is to have the backlog cleared this weekend. We expect operations to be back on schedule by Tuesday.
Our apologies go to the community for the inconvenience. The management is also busy putting a long-term contingency plan together so that similar situations can be avoided in future,” concluded Randall.