The City distances itself from the bogus 260ℓ wheelie bin tender scam circulating in which people are scammed out of their hard-earned money.
The City does not use or manage any operations which involve a bin of that size.
Those involved in this criminal act allegedly send possible service providers an appointment letter bearing the City’s logo together with the fraudulently generated order number purported to come from the City. Service providers are thereafter requested to deposit a certain amount of money, and are told to deliver the wheelie bins at 47 Van Buuren Road in Bedfordview.
This is a scam and the City distances itself from it. An investigation is currently ongoing to establish if there is any involvement of the City’s officials in this scam.
The City is fully committed to transparency on any information related to business and procurement. Such information is free and available to the public. Entrepreneurship is highly encouraged and supported by the City and any organization, or individuals, that seek to exploit aspirant entrepreneurs will be exposed.
Issued by the City of Ekurhuleni