Basket of Waste Services Roadshow visits Saxonsea

03 Jul 2023 in Where We Govern

The City’s Urban Waste Management (UWM) Directorate’s Basket of Waste Services Roadshow is set to stop at the Saxonsea Community Hall on Tuesday, 11 July 2023. Residents in surrounding communities are encouraged to visit and engage with representatives from the directorate. The next rollout of home composting containers will also take place at this event. Read more below:

The following waste services will be available to engage:

  • Cleansing Services: Area cleaning, removal of illegal dumping and refuse collection in informal settlements.
  • Refuse Collection Services: Emptying the 240l wheelie bins on collection day, the running of the Think-Twice recycling collection service in participating areas, and to find the contact details of the relevant service provider.
  • Waste Minimisation: Guiding all stakeholders on strategies to increase waste minimisation and helping to facilitate a circular economy in Cape Town.
  • Events and Partnerships: Assisting with once-off volunteer community clean-up events and other partnerships.
  • Policy and Strategy: Strategic support, accreditation of waste management service providers responsible for Integrated Waste Management Policy and By-law and the development of UWM sector plan.
  • By-law Enforcement: Waging the war on illegal dumping through enforcement of the Integrated Waste Management By-law.
  • Revenue Management: Sets tariffs and manages budgets for the directorate, ensuring collected revenue

Rollout of home composting containers

In addition, 200 home composting containers will be distributed to residents at this event, at no charge, from the Revenue Management branch’s table. Containers will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Residents must bring a recent municipal account and their ID book/card to benefit.

Home composting containers assist with the diversion of organic waste from landfill, extending our available landfill airspace and reducing the global warming potential of landfills.

‘The Basket of Waste Services Roadshow aims to raise awareness on how to dispose of waste correctly and minimise illegal dumping, which is degrading our communities. Residents have a key part to play. We also want to hear thoughts and suggestions from communities on how resources can be used more effectively in their areas. We will always take thoughts and advice into consideration,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.

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