General household or garden waste can be dropped off in-between waste collection days at any of the City’s drop-off sites. Up to 1 300kg (1,3 tons) of non-hazardous waste may be disposed at any of these sites, at no cost. Some drop-off sites also provide facilities for recycling of residential special waste such as motor oil, cans and metal, paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, electronic waste – known as e-waste, builders’ rubble and polystyrene. Waste that is not recyclable or re-useable is then transported to the landfill for disposal. There is a charge levied for clean builders' rubble that weighs more than 1.3 tons.
Click on the links below to view maps of our drop off facilities.
All landfill and drop-off facilities, Adam Tas (Belhar), Athlone, Atlantis, Delft, Fifth Avenue (Parow), Gordon's Bay, Hout Bay, Killarney, Kommetjie, Ladies' Mile (to be closed soon), Macassar, Morningstar, Ravensmead, Retreat, Schaapkraal, Simon's Town, Tygerdal, Welgelegen, Woodstock and Wynberg.
The Kraaifontain Waste Management Facility, commissioned in September 2010, is the first integrated waste management facility in South Africa. It is able to handle up to a thousand tons of waste a day, includes a garden refuse chipping facility, a domestic recycling centre where materials are recovered and a public drop-off area.
The City helps residents and businesses divert waste from landfill through additional facilities and programmes such as:
- Online trading of waste through IWEX
- Crushing builders' rubble at landfill sites
- Chipping garden waste at various drop-off facilities
- Collecting recyclables through the Think Twice recycling programme
- Encouraging entrepreneurial and school recycling programmes and providing educational and awareness support and materials.