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Current Waste Management Process
 
1. FORMAL HOUSING
 
Collection of mixed wet/dry waste: Regular door to door wheelie bin collection system by AfroWaste, the City’s service provider, via tip up truck. Recycling: Door to door collection of dry recyclables by the City’s contractor, Waste Control. This service is not available to formal housing in Imizamu Yethu (IY) or the Hangberg.
 
Drop Off Site at Imizamo Yethu (IY) available as a second option whereby Hout Bay Recycling (HBR) performs the recycling function for the City’s all sorts site management contractor, Interwaste.
 
2. INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS
 
Collection of mixed wet/dry waste:  Black bags for mixed waste issued to and filled bags collected from individual households on a regular basis by a City contractor. Black bags carried to skips by collectors . Skips emptied regularly on Municipal collection days.
 
Recycling: No recycling initiatives in place.
 
3. BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
 
Collection of mixed wet/dry waste: Regular collection via wheelie bin system from each business/industry as in 1 above.
 
Recycling: Should a business be on the household collection route, the business owner could place their dry recyclables in clear bags on the curb side on waste collection days. The City’s service provider will collect all recyclables placed in clear bags on their household route. This option is not available to business/industry in the Hangberg, IY or on the Harbour.
 
4. SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, POLICE STATION AND FIRE DEPT
 
Collection of mixed wet/dry waste: Regular collection via wheelie bin system from each entity as in 1 above.
 
Recycling: As for 3 above.
 
5. PUBLIC SPACES
 
Roads, verges, parks, bins for refuse disposal in public spaces.
 
Collection of mixed wet/dry waste: By either, centre management, or, one of the City’s service providers
 
Recycling: No recycling initiatives in place.
 
6. MUNICIPAL GARDEN DROP OFF SITE AT IMIZAMO YETHO
 
Drop off facility, managed by the City’s service provider, Interwaste, for following waste items:dry recycling, scrap metal, used motor oil, garden greens for mulching, building rubble and household ‘garage waste’ destined for landfill




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