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Published: 05 Apr 2017Title: Community invited to comment on Draft IDP and BudgetStatus: The Council of George Local Municipality invites all members of the community to comment or submit inputs in writing regarding the information pertaining to the Draft IDP and Budget before or on 8 May 2017. Please follow the link for more information: http://www.george.gov.za/download_document/2045
Published: 15 Nov 2016Title: Refuse Collection Dates April 2017Status: Please take note of the following with regards to refuse collection dates April 2017: 27/04/17 will be collected on 28/04/17 01/05/17 will be collected on 02/05/17
Published: 12 Oct 2016Title: Dam Level And Rainfall For The WeekStatus: Damvlak: 71.54 % Reënval vir die week: 2 mm (vanaf 13 April 2017) Dam Level: 71.54% Rainfall for the week: 2 mm (from 13th April 2017)
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Electricity 044 874 3917
Water / Sanitation 044 801 9262/9266
Fire 044 801 6311
Refuse Removal 044 802 2900
Traffic / Licence 044 878 2400 / 044 801 9315
George Law Enforcement 044 801 6350
GO GEORGE Call Centre 0800 044 044
George Municipality Switchboard 044 801 9111
19 April 2017

Regional Landfill site will impact on tariffs

The George Municipality is working hard to minimise the impact the new proposed Regional Landfill site will have on our ratepayers. The original estimated annual contribution for the George Municipality alone, toward the Regional Landfill Site,was in the region of R40 million per year.  This contribution was calculated based on the estimated average tonnage of refuse generated by George per year.

George Municipality insisted on real weigh bridge figures being obtained and based on this the average 14500 ton per month has been reduced to 8500 tons per month for all four municipalities. This has reduced the George annual financial requirement total to R16.1 million per year.  George is actively working towards the further reduction of this monthly tonnage.

Active recycling of building rubble and waste as well as separation of green waste for composting will reduce the overall contribution George needs to make towards the new Regional Landfill Site and will therefore minimise the impact on refuse tariffs. Ratepayers can expect an increase, however it will not be as high as previously feared.

The current transfer station which separates waste will be extended in size in order to increase the recycling capabilities. Together with this, the new compositing site which will address green waste will be established in the 2017/18 financial year at a cost of R2.4 million.

The business plan for the new Regional landfill site is in the process of being redrafted and in the interim, the current landfill site which is used by Bitou, Mossel Bay, George and Knysna has been given an 18 month extension. This is a collaborative project as each municipality cannot construct and finance its own landfill sites. George Municipality will contribute R2.4 million towards the height extension and drainage improvements that are required to facilitate this extension.

Last published 20 April 2017