The City has a budget (capital and operating) of R23 billion for the 2010/11 financial year, with substantial investment in infrastructure and service delivery capacity. Almost R1.8 billion of this amount has been allocated to the Solid Waste Management Department to ensure that adequate infrastructure and sustainable waste management services can be delivered. To improve service delivery and the quality of life of Cape Town's residents, the City needs to invest more in its solid waste management services. This includes making provision for the closing of ageing landfills that are reaching the end of their life span, developing a regional landfill site, investing in fleet, depot and cleaning infrastructure, establishing more transfer stations, drop-off, composting and materials recycling facilities, as well as creating waste minimisation interventions to reduce waste through sustainable approaches.
Because cleanliness is a major factor in the quality of life in low-income areas, the City
subsidises refuse collection to households on properties valued at less than R400 000.
Properties valued R0 – R100,000 receive 100% rebate
Properties valued R100,001 – R150,000 receive 75% rebate
Properties valued R150,001 – R350,000 receive 50% rebate
Properties valued R350,001 – R400,000 receive 25% rebate
Tariff Policy 2010/11