Overstrand Municipality’s recycling programme in Hermanus has been a long time coming since the previous materials recycling plant was destroyed during the riots in Hermanus in July 2018.
The new facility is now almost complete with final inspection planned for this Friday, 5 November 2021. The facility operator has been appointed and they are busy with their preparations and plan to start operating the facility from Monday, 8 November 2021 after the final inspection and sign-off by the consultants.
As such, the collection of clear bags will be starting for households in Hermanus area from Monday (8 November 2021) and from 15 November 2021 for houses in the Kleinmond area to allow for ‘staggered start’ at the recycling facility.
Households will be receiving a clear plastic bag in which all paper, cardboard, tin cans, glass bottles and plastic can be placed.
The recycle bags will be collected on the same day as black bags by the municipal refuse trucks and be transported to the recycling plant where it will be 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.
Please wrap broken glass in newspaper before placing in bags or wheely bins to prevent injury to workers. Wherever possible, such items should rather be recycled or disposed of at public drop-offs or transfer stations.
Please don’t put bags or wheelie bins out the day or night before removal. All refuse must be put out by 07:30 on waste collection day. No refuse bags may be left on pavements in baboon affected areas.