[pietermaritzburg] - City scraps recycling fee and plans to repay ratepayers

  |   Pietermaritzburgnews

Msunduzi is terminating the controversial recycling fee which had ratepayers questioning its legality since no such service has been offered.

This was revealed by the acting municipal manager Neli Ngcobo during the financial services portfolio committee meeting on Wednesday.

“It’s not proper and it’s not fair to charge people for something that we are not doing,” she said.

Ngcobo was responding to questions by DA councillor Ross Strachan, who said Msunduzi had not conducted recycling in the past financial year and there seemed to be no plan to start doing so as there were no agreements signed with the contractors.

“How are we going to rectify this? How are we going to basically pay back the money to the residents because at the end of the day it is criminal?”...

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