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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 I qualify?<br></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> <h2 class="sectHeading">How do I apply?</h2><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.<br></p> <span> <div class="mobile-scroll"><table style="width:561px;height:159px;"> <caption>Home Composting Programme Roll-out 2024</caption> <thead><tr><th style="width:256px;">Collection point</th><th style="width:170px;">Date</th><th style="width:162px;">Time</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:256px;">​Blaauwberg Community Hall, Andrew Foster Street, Blaauwberg       <br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:170px;">4 May<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:162px;">​08:00 - 12:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:256px;">​Parow Park Boardroom, 13 Fifth Avenue, Parow<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:170px;">​6 May<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:162px;">​10:00 -  15:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:256px;">​Florida Park Sports Ground, Stroebel Street, Ravensmead<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:170px;">​7 May<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:162px;">​10:00 -  15:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:256px;">​Harmony Park Boadroom, <br>3 Dolphin Street, Greenways<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:170px;">​8 May<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:162px;">​10:00 -  15:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:256px;">​Hillcrest Community Hall,  Blue Downs Avenue, Blue Downs   <br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:170px;">​9 May<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:162px;">​10:00 -  15:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:256px;">​Durbanville Civic Centre, 26 Main Road, Durbanville<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:170px;">​11 May<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:162px;">​10:00 -  15:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:256px;">Alphen Centre, Constantia<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:170px;">18 May<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:162px;">​08:00 - 12:00<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:256px;">​Thornton Scouts Hall, <br>Sipres Road, Thornton</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:170px;">​25 May<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:162px;">​08:00 - 12:00</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:256px;">​Claremont Civic Centre, <br>231 Main Road, Claremont<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:170px;">​6 July <br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:162px;">​08:00 - 12:00<br></td></tr></tbody></table></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> <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> <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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