All households in baboon affected areas of the Overstrand must have an animal proof bin for domestic waste.
Overstrand Municipality can’t win the battle of effective waste management on its own, so it is imperative that everyone co-operates by using “baboon proof bins”.
According to the municipal Solid Waste by-law, non-compliant residents living in baboon affected areas can be fined up to R 1500 after an official notice has been served.
The declared problem animal areas are Kleinmond (including Arabella), Betty’s Bay, Rooiels, Pringle Bay, portion of Onrus, Voëlklip, Fernkloof (including the Golf Estate), Hermanus Heights, Eastcliff, Kwaaiwater and a portion of Hawston.
Law enforcement officers will be following up on waste collection days to remind households who do not have an animal proof container to rectify this situation as soon as possible.