Contractor withdraws from green-lid recycling services

28 July 2022

The City of Cape Town regrets to inform residents with green-lid recycling bins that the collections service will be suspended from 1 to 31 August.


The contract with the service provider (Wasteplan) was originally only intended to run until 30 June 2022, but had to be extended due to appeals against the award of the tender for 2022/23. Wasteplan had originally agreed to continue the service until 31 December 2022, but has now terminated the expanded contract.

The City has begun a process to appoint an interim replacement contractor until appeals against the original tender are resolved.
In the meantime, residents are requested to please store clean dry recyclables at their properties for the month of August, or make use of drop-off sites.
The drop-off facilities which may be used are:
  • De Grendel Drop-off Facility
  • Welgelegen Drop-off Facility
  • Belhar Drop-off Facility
  • Tygerdal Drop-off Facility
  • Bellville Refuse Transfer Station
Residents are requested not to resort to dumping or mixing recycling with normal domestic refuse.

Published by:
City of Cape Town, Media Office


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