Reporting illegal dumping is also a must.
The angry crowd then took to the streets and blockaded Mountbatten Drive with burning tyres, preventing motorists from driving through.
A number of residents blockaded Musa Dladla Drive, formerly known as Newlands East Drive, and Duckbill Road last Wednesday, during a protest action to get the councillor to address their grievances.
Last week, residents became concerned when they started noticing that certain areas were being demarcated with plastic bottles and land was being cleared to build shacks.
This has affected municipal service operations, especially electricity distribution. Since the rainstorm earlier this week, the number of electricity related faults reported notched up into the thousands.
A committee was recently formed with the relevant departments to create measures to stop waste from being washed into rivers and ultimately into the sea.
According to the eThekwini Municipality, once those who are responsible for dumping are found, severe action will be taken against them.
Newlands East Redevelopment Portfolio Committee chairman, Neville Campbell said that the problem has been ongoing for almost a year now.
The City’s emergency unit has been inundated with reports and has responded to a number of calls from residents that need assistance.
The municipality is extremely grateful to the residents, who braved the Durban heat and helped clean up the area.
The Anti-Racism campaign is being headed by the Independent Newspapers group, who have partnered with the municipality for the conference.