Guidelines regarding the disposal of waste, including hazardous waste.
Working with Waste pamphlet
This Working with Waste pamphlet gives an overview of the various waste initiatives in the City.
A Journey Down the Waste Stream
Every year we throw away enough waste to fill a row of trucks from Cape Town to Gauteng. This pictorial map shows the journey waste takes from our homes to landfill – or, hopefully, to
drop-off sites instead!
This map shows routes from districts to drop-off facilities, transfer stations and landfill sites.
Happy Household map
A carbon footprint is a rough measure of how much carbon dioxide, methane and other 'greenhouse' gasses we are responsible for creating. Your carbon footprint is directly linked to
your lifestyle. The more things you have, the more things you use and the more things you do,
the bigger your carbon footprint gets. In our homes, we must reduce our consumption of electricity, water, gas, petrol or diesel and products of every kind. This pictorial happy household map will give you some ideas of how to do so.
Smart Living Handbook
Comprehensive information from the Smart Living Handbook regarding Waste.
Cape Town Green Map
For the Cape Town Green Map which includes recycling drop-offs, click here.
Handy Guidelines for Refuse Bin Users
Tips for the correct use of a wheelie bin.
Zibi teaches us about Zibi bins, recycling and more...
Compact Florescent Lightbulbs CFLs
Information about the recovery, recycling and disposal of Compact Florescent Lightbulbs. For additonal information click here. For a list of Pick ‘n Pay and Woolworth stores that offer CFL disposal facilities, click here.
Identifying Plastic Codes
An explanation of all the different codes printed on plastic items mean.