A ribbon-cutting ceremony, for the ceremonial opening of Cell 4 regional landfill facility constructed in Karwyderskraal, was held on Friday, 29 March 2019.
The terrain was designed and developed to provide long term landfilling of regular household waste, and the diversion of organic waste which is composted on site.
The Karwyderskraal Landfill Site is the property of the Overberg District Municipality (ODM) and became functional in 2002.
The construction of Cell 4 commenced in June 2018 and required the excavation of 130 000 m³ of clay and covers an area of ± 4.5 hectares. The new cell is approximately 3 to 4 metres deep and will have airspace capacity of 524 000m³ of solid waste which will give the cell a lifespan of approximately 8 years, based on current disposal rates.
Karwyderskraal Landfill site will provide airspace to the user municipalities for many years to come. The life expectancy of the facility is 57 years.