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Recycling services<h2 class="sectHeading">​Where can I take my recycling?</h2><p>You can dispose of residential or commercial waste recyclables via several waste disposal services, including <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/See-all-City-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Drop-off%20facilities">drop-off sites</a>, private recycling collection services or buy-back centres, industrial symbiosis, waste exchange or community-based programmes.</p> <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> <b></b>If you are a business providing recycling services and wish to be listed on our <a href="http://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/wasterec/map">waste recyclers map</a>, please contact <a href="mailto:wastewise@capetown.gov.za">wastewise@capetown.gov.za</a>.</p></div></div></span> <p>Find out what household and commercial waste can be recycled with our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/recycling-at-home/recycling-guide"> Recycling guide</a>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Drop-off sites</h2><p>The City’s <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/See-all-City-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Drop-off%20facilities">drop-off facilities</a> primarily receive household waste, but also accept a limited amount of commercial recyclables, garden waste or builders’ rubble, provided you use a vehicle with a carrying capacity of 1,5 tonnes or less. To understand more about our drop-offs, please watch our <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8DWeWI5ds0&feature=youtu.be">waste and recycling drop-off video</a>.</p><p>There are also numerous private or community drop-offs in Cape Town, some of which welcome commercial or industrial recyclables. See our <a href="http://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/wasterec/map">waste recyclers map</a>.</p><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> You are only allowed to drop off e-waste and other hazardous/harmful waste at specified facilities. <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Drop_off%20%28waste%29.PDF" target="_blank">View a list of drop-offs </a>and the waste categories that they accept.</p></div></div><p> Find out how to dispose of harmful <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Residential-utility-services/Residential-solid-waste-services/hazardous-waste">hazardous waste</a>.</p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Private recycling collectors​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>You can arrange for a private recycling collector to collect weekly or monthly. Some may charge a fee to ensure the sustainability of their business models, so shop around for the service which suits your requirements. You can find out which recycling collectors collect recyclables near your business by visiting our <a href="http://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/wasterec/map" target="_blank">waste recyclers map</a>.</p><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> Recycling collectors must be accredited with the City. Find out how to <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-solid-waste-services/become-an-accredited-waste-service-provider">become an accredited recycling service provider for residential waste</a>. If you are a recycling service provider and wish to be listed on the waste recyclers app, please contact <em> <a href="mailto:wastewise@capetown.gov.za"> wastewise@capetown.gov.za</a></em>.</p></div></div><h2 class="sectHeading">Think Twice Programme</h2><p>Think Twice is our free door-to-door recycling collection programme for homes and businesses in selected areas around Cape Town. Instead of disposing of all your waste together in one black bag, we encourage you to think twice and use two bags. </p><p>All you have to do is separate the recyclable material into one bag and the non-recyclable waste into the other bag. Place your recyclable material on the pavement outside, and our kerbside collection service provider will come and collect it.</p><p>Use our <a href="http://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/wasterec/map" target="_blank"> Waste Recyclers Map</a> to find out if you live in a Think Twice area. </p><p>Once you have contacted the relevant service provider and registered for the programme, you will receive the relevant recycling information, a clear bag or 140L bin (area specific) and a weekly kerbside recycling collection.<br></p> <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<br></h4><p> We currently only provide the 140 litre recycling bin to selected areas in the Northern suburbs.</p></div></div></span> <h4>Damaged/stolen recycle bin<br></h4><p>If your 140 litre recycle bin has been stolen or damaged, call <a> <em>0860 103 089</em></a><em>, </em>or report it online:</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Report/Municipal-services-and-maintenance/Submit-a-service-request/Submit%20a%20service%20request%20online">Submit a service request (C3)</a></p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Buy-back centres<br></h2><p>You can exchange your recyclables for cash at buy-back centres across Cape Town. Usually the recyclables are weighed to calculate the payment received. Find your nearest buy-back centre by visiting our <a href="http://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/wasterec/map" target="_blank">waste recyclers map</a>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Waste exchange programmes </h2><h4>Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP)</h4><p> <a href="https://www.greencape.co.za/content/sector/wisp">WISP </a>is an industrial symbiosis programme, facilitated by GreenCape, which includes the potential exchange of waste and other resources such as energy, space or logistics. This free service encourages businesses to connect and exchange unused or underutilised materials and resources. It also includes business opportunity workshops where potential exchange partners are invited to participate.</p><p>Find out more about <a href="https://www.greencape.co.za/content/sector/wisp">WISP</a>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Community programmes</h2><p>Contact your local community centres, churches or schools to see if they are running any recycling or re-use programmes, or explore our recycling activities and programmes by following the City Connect links below. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/activities-and-programmes/cleaning-and-recycling?L1=Cleaning%20and%20recycling">Cleaning and recycling</a><br><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Activities-and-programmes/Cleaning-and-recycling/educational-exhibitions">Educational exhibitions</a><br><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Activities-and-programmes/Cleaning-and-recycling/waste-education-and-recycling-programme">Waste Education and Recycling Programme</a><br><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Activities-and-programmes/Cleaning-and-recycling/waste-education-tours">Waste education tours</a><br><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Activities-and-programmes/Cleaning-and-recycling/waste-education-talks">Waste education talks</a><br><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Activities-and-programmes/Cleaning-and-recycling/home-composting-programme">Home Composting Programme</a><br><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Activities-and-programmes/Cleaning-and-recycling/waste-to-art-market">Waste-to-art market</a></p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2><h4> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Solid%20Waste%20Management%20Department">Solid Waste Management Department</a></h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>0860 103 089</a><br><br> Email:<br><a href="mailto:wastewise@capetown.gov.za">wastewise@capetown.gov.za</a></em></p>GP0|#af6cee2a-56ab-4f0a-9dc7-806d7db085f0;L0|#0af6cee2a-56ab-4f0a-9dc7-806d7db085f0|Recycling services;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#ae2787f7-3d59-4363-896c-e08d35e8787b;GPP|#99fac000-f3ac-4774-9ffd-e5e59a130e21;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;GP0|#5a04be51-7d04-4f8b-b25c-9d989b15f6b4;L0|#05a04be51-7d04-4f8b-b25c-9d989b15f6b4|Recycling services;GPP|#c9771818-d5cb-40d9-8f14-7215c6a3cdb6;GPP|#d6c1debf-2fe6-4caf-8748-a5126af00c53;GP0|#15dcf780-c136-4e2f-8e19-f5ebd3d163f6;L0|#015dcf780-c136-4e2f-8e19-f5ebd3d163f6|Recycling services;GPP|#49bc32d8-0c00-4f24-ab32-5836dfbc680a;GPP|#39d66b11-2134-4df5-8360-0bc5e66e8f4f;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;GP0|#0e051690-e1dc-46d0-b43e-7ca9b5da4737;L0|#00e051690-e1dc-46d0-b43e-7ca9b5da4737|Recycling services;GPP|#d4956a09-99ad-4d97-9921-0cf7e06b961c;GPP|#a3964d56-b74d-4d64-95c1-ff381a88a277Information on the different recycling services you can access to responsibly manage your recyclable waste.0

 

 

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