Prince George Drive drop-off facility officially opens its doors

06 Jun 2022 in Where We Govern

Alderman Grant Twigg today visited the newly constructed Prince George Drive drop-off facility to help raise awareness and promote the use of drop-offs.

The City of Cape Town is pleased to announce that the recently-built Prince George Drive drop-off facility has officially opened to the public. The site was constructed at a cost of approximately R85 million.

This facility will primarily serve the Parkwood, Southfield, Fairways, Elfindale and Lotus River communities which require a convenient place to dispose of recyclables, garden greens, e-waste, garage waste and clean builders’ rubble. It will also reduce pressure on the Retreat, and Wynberg facilities.

The drop-off has been designed with separate roads to accommodate heavy operational vehicles that work on site and residents’ vehicles respectively. This will improve traffic flow and reduce waiting times for the public.

This project is the next step in an ongoing effort towards improving convenience for residents, and reducing the potential for illegal dumping. Vehicles, with a carrying capacity of 1,5 tonnes, are now able to drop off garden waste, building rubble and recyclable waste at no cost.

‘Going forward, the City is now looking towards the establishment of satellite drop-offs to give residents an even more convenient option for disposing of waste that is not allowed in the 240l wheelie bins. This currently includes builders’ rubble, e-waste and garage waste, and will soon also include garden greens and other organic material.

‘We want to create an environment where disposing of waste in the correct way is even easier for our residents. The health and well-being of our communities are at risk unless we all come together and do our part. For residents, making the effort to visit drop-offs is one of the most important things you can do to Keep Cape Town Clean,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management Alderman Grant Twigg.

For a full list of drop-offs and accepted materials please consult the following link:

Drop_off (waste).pdf (