Overstrand Municipality has intensified its drive against illegal dumping and improper disposal of waste.
Rubbish bags and wheelie bins that are left outside the gate on the sidewalks by weekenders and holiday visitors on days when refuse is not removed, are a huge problem everywhere.
Anyone caught leaving waste on the sidewalks on the night before scheduled removal days, will be reported to Law Enforcement to assist with the enforcement of the Integrated Waste Management By-law.
To make things as easy as possible for weekenders and/or holiday visitors each area has facilities within easy reach (and open over weekends) to dispose of household refuse in the correct manner before leaving the area.
For the convenience of the Pearly Beach and Eluxolweni residents, the Pearly Beach Drop-off facility accepts general household waste (such as clean recyclables and black bags) as well as clean garden waste.
Very small quantities of building rubble (less than a bakkie load) can also be disposed of here. As this is a small drop-off facility, it can only accept small vehicle loads e.g. a car with a trailer or a bakkie and there is a limit of two bakkie loads of rubble per household per day.
For the disposal of larger loads, residents should kindly make use of the Gansbaai landfill site.
The Pearly Beach Drop-off Operating times are as follows:
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 08:00 to 17:00
- Wednesdays: Closed
- Saturdays: 10:00 to 15:00
- Sundays: 10:00 to 15:00
- Public Holidays: 10:00 to 15:00