The City of Joburg will arrest you and impound your vehicle if you are caught dumping.

This was the stern message sent by the Joburg Metro Police Department and Pikitup, after a resident complained about having his vehicle impounded after being caught illegally dumping.

The complainant, who asked for his name not to be revealed, said that on January 17, three JMPD officers impounded his bakkie for illegal dumping.

"My cousin, who I had asked to go dispose of grass, was apprehended by the JMPD officers. They found him at Mofolo central, in Soweto.

"They issued him a fine of R10000 for the offence. They then impounded the vehicle and took it to the pound in Faraday.