Where distances 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 of approximately 20 tons each and transferred via rail or road to a landfill site.
The City has three transfer stations:
At ARTS, 50 containers of compacted waste are transported every night after 19:00 via rail to the Vissershok landfill site.
At SRTS, approximately 40 containers are transported daily by road to the Vissershok landfill site.
The new Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Facility has a drop-off facility, materials recovery facility, a refuse transfer station and a green waste chipping area. Recyclable waste that is received is sorted, separated, baled and then sold by a contractor. All general waste is accepted except hazardous waste, medical waste, sludge and large loads of builders’ rubble. The waste is also landfilled at Vissershok.