Overstrand Municipality has an active recycling programme, but it has become apparent that not everyone in the Overstrand is aware of the refuse collection schedule. Rubbish bags are often placed on the sidewalk for days before they are collected on the scheduled collection date.
The municipal solid waste team work to a set schedule and service different areas on different days of the week, picking up household waste and clean recyclables.
The recycle bags are collected on the same day as the general waste is collected and is then transported to the recycling plant where it is sorted and baled. For every clear plastic bag placed out by a household, a new one will be supplied as replacement.
The golden rule when it comes to using your clear plastic bag is to ensure items are clean and dry. Black bags are for ‘wet’ waste, things that cannot be recycled.
If you are letting your property, please be sure to bring all arrangements regarding the treatment of household waste to your tenants’ attention.
In the case of weekenders, please make arrangements to ensure that your waste is presented as required on the scheduled waste collection day, or make use of one of the drop offs that are available.
If the weekenders who made use of your next-door neighbour’s holiday home leave their refuse on the sidewalk when they pack up and depart at six o’clock on a Sunday evening, they – and by inference – the owner are breaking the Overstrand’s by-law on Integrated Waste Management.
For your convenience, the transfer stations and public drop-offs are open as per below attached schedule.
Remember, all bins used in problem animal and baboon-affected areas should be animal/baboon-proof and securely closed at all times to prevent animals gaining access to the waste.
No refuse (black) bags may be left on pavements or on top of or outside bins in problem animal and baboon affected areas.
If you happen to live in a declared problem animal area and your neighbour has not yet gone to the trouble to obtain an animal-proof waste-disposal container from the municipality, he/she is breaking the law.
The declared problem animal areas are Kleinmond (including Arabella), Betty’s Bay, Rooiels, Pringle Bay, portion of Onrus, Voëlklip, Fernkloof (including the Golf Estate), Hermanus Heights, Eastcliff, Kwaaiwater and a portion of Hawston.