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Athlone Refuse Transfer Station (ARTS)<p>Where distances to landfills for internal and external refuse collection service providers are too far to travel, they may make use of a transfer station to offload waste. The waste is then compacted into containers and transferred via rail or road to a landfill site.</p><p>At the ARTS facility a selection of the general “dirty” waste stream is diverted to the materials recycling facility (MRF) for removal of recyclable material. The process is known as a “dirty” MRF due to the separation of recyclables from the general waste stream. The remaining waste is compacted into sealed containers and taken to Vissershok Landfill on a daily basis, by rail. At ARTS, 50 containers of compacted waste are transported every night after 19:00 to the <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/see-all-city-facilities/our-service-facilities/Landfills/Vissershok%20Landfill">Vissershok Landfill site</a>.</p><p> <strong>Accepted waste material:</strong> </p><ul><li>Motor oil</li><li>Garage waste (as part of household hazardous waste)</li><li>Builder’s rubble</li><li>Clean garden waste</li><li>Paper and cardboard</li><li>Cans and metal</li><li>Glass bottles</li><li>Plastic</li><li>Household hazardous waste</li></ul><p> <strong>Waste materials not accepted:</strong></p><ul><li>Tetra pak</li><li>Polystyrene</li><li>E-waste</li></ul><p> <strong>Materials accepted at our hazardous waste facility:</strong></p><ul><li>Used batteries </li><li>Swimming pool chemicals</li><li>Old paint and brushes</li><li>E-waste</li><li>Used oils</li><li>Asbestos waste material (limited to plant containers, gutters or old cement heaters)</li><li>CFL (compact fluorescent lamps) and other discharge</li><li>Lamps</li><li>Chemical waste products (eg. air fresheners, all-purpose cleaners)</li><li>Pesticide waste</li></ul><p> <strong>Materials not accepted at our hazardous waste facility:</strong></p> <strong></strong> <ul><li>Bulk, hazardous household waste from residents’ homes, offices or businesses </li><li>Medical waste (eg. blood-stained bandages and plasters, expired pharmaceuticals)</li><li>Sanitary waste (eg. soiled disposable nappies and adult diapers)</li><li>Any product contaminated by infectious bodily fluids</li><li>Explosive and compressed waste (eg. gas cylinders)</li></ul><h4>Enquiries</h4><p> <em>Telephone:</em> <br> <em><a>0860 103 089</a></em></p>Off Bunga Avenue, Settlers Way, Athlone<p><strong>​Athlone Refuse Transfer Station</strong></p><p>Monday to Friday<br>07:30 – 16:00</p><p><strong>Athlone Refuse Transfer Station drop-off facility</strong></p><p>Summer hours (1 September – 30 April)<br>Monday to Friday<br>08:00 – 18:30</p><p>Winter hours (1 May – 31 August)<br>Monday to Friday<br>08:30 – 17:00</p><p>Saturday and public holidays<br>08:00 – 17:00</p><p><strong>Drop-off facility for household hazardous waste</strong></p><p>Summer hours (1 September to 30 April)<br>Monday to Saturday <br>08:00 – 18:30<br>Sunday <br>09:00 – 14:00<br>Public holidays <br>08:00 – 17:00</p><p>Winter hours (1 May to 31 August)<br>Monday to Saturday <br>08:30 – 17:00<br>Sunday <br>09:00 – 14:00<br>Public holidays <br>08:00 – 17:00</p><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Transfer%20Stations%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />GP0|#bbd24bc6-2d54-4bb5-9696-0d2c8607b362;L0|#0bbd24bc6-2d54-4bb5-9696-0d2c8607b362|Waste offloading;GTSet|#f9aff7f8-0cfa-49a2-b7df-1c34f0e053e8;GP0|#68bade76-864d-4356-89d4-d5414311f60c;L0|#068bade76-864d-4356-89d4-d5414311f60c|Waste compacting;GP0|#89669468-9c5b-48c5-94b9-1a8e921a9839;L0|#089669468-9c5b-48c5-94b9-1a8e921a9839|Transfer to landfill;GP0|#05d084b4-00a9-4c83-bdfa-94fe55f07885;L0|#005d084b4-00a9-4c83-bdfa-94fe55f07885|General waste disposal;GP0|#a7049ca6-a977-490b-b7de-55baeccc8007;L0|#0a7049ca6-a977-490b-b7de-55baeccc8007|Low to medium hazardous waste disposal;GP0|#df90ebd4-d7a3-4b83-8e84-fff6adcf9172;L0|#0df90ebd4-d7a3-4b83-8e84-fff6adcf9172|Recycling

 

 

 

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