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Home Composting Programme <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​About the programme</h2><p>We provide free home composting containers to help you deal with your organic household waste and create a good compost system. Good compost feeds nutrients back into soil, retaining moisture and can help you to grow your own food and establish a healthy garden.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">How do you qualify?</h2><p>You can apply for your free home composting container when our home composting roll-out comes to a location close to you.</p><h4>To qualify for a free home composting container:</h4><ul><li>You need to be a homeowner or tenant of a single residence (sectional title flats are excluded). </li><li>Your property needs to include a secure garden or yard area.</li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> To generate healthy compost, your secure garden or yard should ideally include a minimum of 1 m² of open soil (where you’ll place the container) and a minimum of 30 m² covered by vegetation. </p></div></div></span> <p>Visit one of the collection points listed below to complete an application form. <strong>Application forms will only be available at the venues during the specified dates and times. </strong></p><p>If your property qualifies, you can collect your home composting container on the day you apply. </p> <span> <div class="mobile-scroll">​​ <table style="width:581px;height:159px;"> <caption>Home Composting Programme Roll-out 2022</caption> <thead><tr><th style="width:236px;">Collection point</th><th style="width:152px;">Date</th><th style="width:137px;">Time</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Strandfontein Ward Office</td><td rowspan="1">​1 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Rocklands Ward Office</td><td rowspan="1">​1 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Kuils River Municipal Office<br></td><td rowspan="1">​3 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​09:00 - 13:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Dagbreek Ward Office</td><td rowspan="1">​5 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Subcouncil 17 Offices<br></td><td rowspan="1">​5 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Northwood Hall</td><td rowspan="1">​5 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Belhar Civic Centre, Bloulelie Road, Belhar<br></td><td rowspan="1">​7 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​11:30 - 18:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Parow Council Chambers</td><td rowspan="1">​7 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Elsies River Civic Centre</td><td rowspan="1">​14 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Subcouncil 6 Offices, Bellville Municipal Offices, Voortrekker Road, Bellville</td><td rowspan="1">​15 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Sea Point Promenade (Opposite the SABC building)</td><td rowspan="1">​17 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​09:00 - 13:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Ward 9 Office, Bellville-South Civic Centre, Kasselsvlei Road</td><td rowspan="1">​20 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Cnr Church and Da Gama Street, Brooklyn</td><td rowspan="1">​21 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Soccer Hall, Florida Sportsground, Stroebel Street, Ravensmead</td><td rowspan="1">​21 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Blomvlei Community Hall</td><td rowspan="1">​26 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​16:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Hanover Park Civic</td><td rowspan="1">​27 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​16:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Lansdowne Hall<br></td><td rowspan="1">​28 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​16:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Athlone Minor Hall<br></td><td rowspan="1">​29 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​16:00 - 18:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Claremont Civic <br></td><td rowspan="1">​30 September<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​16:00 - 18:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Blomvlei Community Hall<br></td><td rowspan="1">​1 October<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​10:00 - 12:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Samora Machel Library<br></td><td rowspan="1">​3 October<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Super Shack, Sheffield Road<br></td><td rowspan="1">​3 October<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Pinelands Town Hall<br></td><td rowspan="1">​11 October</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Morningstar Community Hall</td><td rowspan="1">​12 October</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Multipurpose Centre Thisong Centre (Bonteheuwel)<br></td><td rowspan="1">​12 October</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Durbanville Library<br></td><td rowspan="1">​15 October</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​09:00 - 13:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Somerset West Town Hall, 11 Main Rd Somerset West</td><td rowspan="1">​21 October</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Nomzamo Community Hall</td><td rowspan="1">​22 October</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​09:00 - 13:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Kraaifontein Municipal Building -Brighton Road, Kraaifontein <br></td><td rowspan="1">​25 October<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​16:00 - 18:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Suikerbossie Park, Suikerbossie Street, Protea Village. <br></td><td rowspan="1">​26 October<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​16:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Wallacedne Hall -Boesak Rd, Kraaifontein, Cape Town, 7570</td><td rowspan="1">​26 October <br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 15:30</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Ward 60 Councillor's office,15128 Magubudela street Bloekombos Kraaifontein 7570</td><td rowspan="1">​27 October<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 16:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Rusoord Hall, Dennegeur Road, Brackenfell</td><td rowspan="1">​29 October<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​10:00 - 12:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Zolani Centre</td><td rowspan="1">​5 November</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​09:00 - 13:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:236px;">​Ruth First Hall</td><td rowspan="1">​8 November</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2" style="width:236px;height:87px;">​Lentegeur Administrative Building,Cnr Melkbos and Merrydale Ave, Mitchells Plain</td><td rowspan="1">​17 November</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;height:87px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​19 November</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;height:87px;">​09:00 - 13:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2" style="width:236px;">Alphen Hall</td><td rowspan="1">​30 November</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​1 December</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:137px;">​14:00 - 18:00</td></tr></tbody></table> <br> </div>​​​</span><span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> A limited number of free home composting containers will be issued per day. Containers will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis. </p></div></div></span> <h4>To apply, you will need to bring the following to the venue:</h4><ul><li>A copy of your municipal account; and </li><li> Your identity document or passport.</li></ul><h4>If your application is successful, you can collect your home composting package containing:</h4><ul><li>The necessary information you need to start your home composting journey; and </li><li> Your home composting container</li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">Composting at home​​​​​​​</h2><p>We encourage everyone to start composting at home, which can be done without a home composting container if necessary; if you are already composting, please continue the good work.</p><p>If you are not sure where to start, or you want more information about composting at home, visit our <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/green-gardening-and-eating/start-composting-at-home">Start composting at home page</a>.</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info remember">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Remember</h4><p> Use your household organic waste, including: fruit and vegetable waste, egg shells, tea bags and, garden waste like grass and leaves for a good compost and a healthy garden.</p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us​​​​​​​</h2><p>For more information about the programme, contact us.<br><br><em>Telephone:<br><a>0860 103 089</a><br><br>Email: </em> <br> <a href="mailto:wastewise@capetown.gov.za"> <em>wastewise@capetown.gov.za</em> </a>​ </p>GP0|#0c4ffbbc-e600-48ba-8ad9-aede13ce1ecf;L0|#00c4ffbbc-e600-48ba-8ad9-aede13ce1ecf|Cleaning and recycling;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#35719d0d-5c98-4384-9af1-e91dc8392e18Learn how to start composting your organic kitchen waste through our Home Composting Programme. 0

 

 

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