My Waste


Waste generators remain responsible for their waste (‘Cradle-to-Grave’) and must ensure that they and their service providers (waste transporters & managers) are legally compliant, and able to manage waste in an environmentally sound manner.


COMMERCIAL / TRADE WASTE COLLECTION

The Municipality provides a collection service for trade waste generated by shops, offices and industry, with the exclusion of hazardous or industrial waste. Trade waste is collected for a monthly fee, and bins can be hired. The tariff will depend on the frequency of collection, which will be determined by the relevant Waste Supervisor, depending on the number of 1,100 liter Sprico bins.  


WASTE DROP-OFF FACILITIES 

These are municipal facilities where residents can drop off their garden or "bulky” household waste not collected during kerbside collection (e.g. furniture, old stoves, mattresses etc. that cannot fit into a black bag or wheelie bin).

Waste drop off facilities are formal, constructed sites with vehicle access ramps, receiving bins/skips. All are manned and fenced.  There are 18 such sites in the NMB area.  The facilities were previously referred to as Garden Refuse Transfer Stations. 

These sites are for residents only and trade waste is NOT accepted.

OPERATING HOURS OF DROP-OFF CENTRES: 7 DAYS PER WEEK

PE area: 7h30 to 17h00

Uitenhage area: 9h00 to 17h30


Accepted at drop-off centres: 

  • One load per day, not more than one ton
  • Normal garden refuse only
  • Bulky waste (household junk e.g. stoves, prams. etc.)

 

NOT accepted at drop-off centres: 

  • More than one load per day
  • Branches longer than two (2) metres and tree stumps
  • Builders rubble, sand and rocks
  • Kitchen waste, such as food scraps
  • Carcasses or anything causing a bad smell, for example household waste, health care (medical) waste or hazardous waste
  • Any type of oil or liquid waste
  • Commercial, trade or business waste

 

Builders rubble is not accepted at drop-off sites. Builders rubble (brick size and smaller) can be disposed for FREE at landfill sites and will be used as cover material.

Loads or items NOT accepted at these sites MUST be disposed of at the Arlington or Koedoeskloof Waste Disposal Sites.

NAME

LOCATION

AREA

WARD

COLCHESTER

OLD LANDFILL SITE

COLCHESTER

53

TIPPERS CREEK

BEHIND CHURCH

BLUEWATER BAY

60

GILLESPIE

OFF GILLESPIE ST

VALEISIG/UIT

51

JOLOBE

OFF JOLOBE ST

KWANOBUHLE

47

LAKSMAN

OFF LAKSMAN AVE

ROSEDALE/UIT

49

NGEYAKHE

OFF NGEYAKHE STR

KWANOBUHLE

42

NTAMBANANI

OFF NTAMBANANI STR

KWANOBUHLE

47

SARILI

OFF SARILI STR

KWANOBUHLE

42

TAMBO

OFF LAMBATA ST

McNAUGHTON/UIT

50

VERWOERD

OFF VERWOERD DRIVE/HILLWACHT RD

VANES EST/UIT

51

ZOLILE

OFF ZOLILE RD/NOGCAZI ST

KWANOBUHLE

45

DITCHLING ST

NEXT TO RAILWAY LINE

YOUNG PARK

11

STANFORD ROAD

OLD STANFORD RD "DIE GAAT"

HELENVALE

13

5TH AVENUE

AIRPORT SIDE OF 5TH AVE

WALMER

04

BLUE HORIZON BAY

GLADIOLA STR

BLUE HORIZON BAY

40

HUNTERS RETREAT

OFF CAPE ROAD - OPP HUNTERS RETREAT HOTEL

HUNTERS RETREAT

12

KRAGGAKAMMA RD

NEAR JUNCTION WITH CIRCULAR DRIVE

FRAMESBY

09

STRANDFONTEIN RD

OFF STRANDFONTEIN RD

SUMMERSTRAND

02

RALO STR

OFF RALO ST

KWAMAGXAKI

30


LANDFILLS 

Arlington and Koedoeskloof are the two operational municipal landfill sites used for the disposal of general waste in the NMBM, with the authority of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.  Koedoeskloof has been open and operational since 1984. Arlington, the largest landfill site in the NMBM was opened in 1984 but only started receiving waste in 1987.  

The Aloes landfill site is the only H:H landfill site in the NMBM area and is operated on a commercial basis by a private operator.  Aloes receives hazardous waste, including cover material, solid industrial, solid hazardous, liquid, sludge liquids and sludge solid waste. 

Take note of the refuse tariffs per ton at the landfill sites.

Note that Garden Waste loads under 2 tons are disposed FREE and that Garden Waste loads that weigh more than 2 tons will be charged for the full load (0 to total load).


CLEANSING

The Municipality ensures general cleanliness in the streets and public spaces of the city, including beaches and the banks of stormwater canals within the NMBM. All main roads in the municipality and high traffic secondary roads are swept manually.

This service also includes the removal of animal carcasses on public land and roads, as well as cleansing services in respect of special events i.e. Ironman, Splash Festival, Surf-pro.

Other tasks are as follows: 

  • Litter-picking
  • Managing of Community-Based Cleaning entities, employed to provide litter-picking services
  • Cleansing and removal of illegal dumping to 60 wards
  • Litter bin provision and emptying
  • Cleaning & manning of certain ablution facilities

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT BY-LAW ENFORCEMENT

The NMBM Waste Management By-Laws were promulgated in March 2010 and are enforced through a promulgated Fines Schedule. 

What is expected from residents in terms of the Waste By-laws: 

  • Ensure that you use the receptacle (i.e.wheelie bin / black bags) provided to you by the Municipality to store your waste on your property, until the day of waste collection.
  • It is your responsibility to take your waste out by not later than 6 am on your collection day.
  • It is an offence to place your receptacle out on the day before or after your collection day (this can result in a warning or fine).
  • Discarding, placing or leaving waste on any land or road other than a disposal site approved by the Municipality is AN OFFENCE (a fine of up to R2000 may be imposed for illegal dumping).
  • Any delays in waste collection due to the breakdown of trucks will be communicated to the office of the respective Councillor.
  • For non-collections due to breakdowns, residents are notified via loud-hailing and / or the Councillor’s office, and an alternative day of collection is advised.
  • For non-collections due to Illegal strike action, residents are advised to dispose of their waste at the nearest drop-off sites (only as an interim measure).

 

ILLEGAL DUMPING 

What should I do when I see people dumping waste / rubbish illegally?

Report this immediately to 0800 20 50 50 (all hours) or 041 506 2833 (office hours)

The following must be reported: 

  • Vehicle registration number
  • Vehicle make and colour
  • Time and place of offence
  • Information of what was dumped
  • Photo's of the incident (this will strengthen the case) to be emailed to wastecctv@mandelametro.gov.za

 

 

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