SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY

RECYCLING

SBM residential recycling service gets green light for the next three years

The Saldanha Bay Municipality’s free residential door-to-door recycling collection service has been given the green light to continue for the next three years. Beginning in Langebaan in October 2016, the service has been extended year by year and now covers the wider municipal area. To date, over 7 500 households from all seven towns within the municipal area have joined in the “We Care - Recycle” programme. This means that one in every three households are into the recycling routine. Each...

Municipality rolls out Phase Three of free recycling collection service to Saldanha and St Helena Bay

During the first week of October, the Saldanha Bay Municipality will be rolling out free door-to-door recycling collection services each week to residents of Saldanha and St Helena Bay.This follows the successful launch of recycling collections to the rest of the Saldanha Bay Municipal area. So far more than 4 500 residents are already participating and some 115 000 kg of recyclable materials have been diverted from landfill, creating 46 jobs to date. Our "WeCare" - Recycle Programme is a...
Saldanha Bay Municipality's recycling project features in "ReSource" magazine

Saldanha Bay Municipality’s successful “WeCare – Recycle” programme featured in the August 2017 edition of the ReSource magazine (see attached pdf).  ReSource is the Official Journal of the Institute of Waste Management in South Africa.

Solid Waste Management Video

A short overview of Saldanha Bay Municipality’s waste management system for its residents.

 

frequently Asked Questions 

SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY KERBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAMME
What can be recycled and must go into the clear bag?

✔ Plastic milk/drinks bottles and other containers
✔ Paper and cardboard (flattened and folded)
✔ Glass bottles and jars (no other glass)
✔ Metal drinks and food cans
✔ Juice or milk boxed containers

What can’t be recycled and must go into the bin?

✗ Food waste, scraps and peelings
✗ Cling wrap, disposable nappies, toothpaste tubes
✗ Wet or contaminated paper and cardboard
✗ Old clothing and shoes

Can I recycle broken glass or cups or window glass?

No – no other glass except bottles can be put out for recycling.

What must I do with cardboard boxes?

Flatten cardboard boxes and place beside wheelie-bin

Are the lids from plastic bottles recyclable?

Bottles with their tops on keep the plastic bottles full of air. This takes up a lot of space in the bags and on  the collection vehicles. Please take the tops off and squeeze plastic bottles flat. The caps can then be added in with the recyclables, but not left on the bottles. Unfortunately, corks are not recyclable.

What about pizza boxes and food packaging?

All paper, cardboard or plastic containers will be recycled. However, please remove excess food before placing the paper, cardboard or plastic container in recycling bag.

Should I rinse out milk bottles first?

It is not absolutely necessary to rinse bottles, but the bottles must be emptied of remaining liquid before placing the bottle in the recycling bag.

Can I put garden refuse into the clear bag?

No – garden refuse must be taken to the Vredenburg landfill site.

What about old containers for motor oil, paints, solvents or other hazardous chemicals?

These can’t be recycled and must be taken to the Vredenburg landfill site for storage/containment after which the items will be disposed of at a registered hazardous waste management facility on a quarterly
basis.

What must I do with my bag of recyclables?

Place your bag of recyclables next to your wheelie-bin for collection on refuse removal day.

When must I put my bag of recyclables out for collection?

On the same day as your refuse is collected.

How do I get a new clear bag for my recyclables?

You can also ask at your nearest municipal office with your rates bill. Remember to take your rates account with you.

Where does my bag of recyclables go after its been collected?

Your recyclables are taken to a special materials recovery facility at the Vredenburg landfill site where the different materials such as plastic, paper, tins, etc are sorted and baled for transport to reprocessing plants in Cape Town.

Why is the recycling programme phased over three years?

Municipal budget restrictions can only afford one roll-out per year.

Why was Langebaan chosen first?

Langebaan residents have been requesting it in their IDPs (Integrated Development Plans) for a number of years. The Councillors and residents have been very keen to have the system introduced.

When will free recycling collections be rolled out in the other areas of Saldanha?

Phase Two from 4 September 2017: Vredenburg/ Paternoster/ Jacobsbaai/ Hopefield Phase Three in April 2018 (provisional date): St Helena and Saldanha.

What about the informal settlement areas – will they be getting recycling too?

Recycling swop shops are planned to be rolled out in various informal settlements in the Saldanha Bay Municipality. A swop shop (often a refurbished shipping container) is where residents, especially children, an bring and swop recyclable items they have gathered for school accessories, clothes, toiletries, etc.

Are business also included in the free kerbside collection programme?

No. Businesses and restaurants must make their own recycling arrangements with contractors of their choice or contact the municipal recycling contractor Wastegro on 082 3353 177.

E-Waste accepted for Recycling

Saldanha Bay Municipality has made provision for and accepts e-waste for recycling at the Vredenburg Landfill site. E-waste includes (electronic) items such as televisions, computers, refrigerators, stoves etc.

This facility is only for the use of the general public, not businesses. All e-waste accumulated by businesses must be recycled via e-waste recycling companies.

For more information about e-waste, contact the municipal solid waste department on 022 701 7079.

MAPS / WASTE TRANSFER STATIONS

HOPEFIELD WASTE TRANSFER STATION

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  • Co-ordinates: (33o03’45.23”; 18o21’30.92”E)
  • Capacity: there are eight 6m3 skips available to be utilized for minor builders rubble, minor general waste and garden waste.
  • Average waste per month: 51ton (consist of minor general waste, garden waste & minor builders rubble)
  • Types of waste permitted: Minor general waste, garden waste, and minor builders rubble. All stipulated waste is transported to Vredenburg Landfill
  • Distance to V/burg Landfill: 34,85Km
  • Permit number: No permit required the capacity is less than 80m3

STOMPNEUS BAY WASTE TRANSFER STATION

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  • Co-ordinates: (32o43’48,61”S;17 59’02,68”E)
  • Capacity: there is three 6m3 skips available to be utilized for minor builders rubble, minor general waste and garden waste.
  • Average waste per month: 0,2ton(consist of minor general waste, garden waste & minor builders rubble)
  • Types of waste permitted: Minor general waste, garden waste & minor builders rubble. All stipulated waste is transported to Vredenburg LandfillDistance to V/burg Landfill: 32,7Km
  • Permit number: No permit required the capacity is less then 80m3

ST HELENA BAY STATION

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  • Co-ordinates: (32o 48’42,28”S;17 54’09,69”E)
  • Capacity: there is three 6m3 skips available to be utilized for minor builders rubble, minor general waste and garden waste.
  • Average waste per month: 0,3 ton
  • Types of waste permitted: Garden waste, minor general waste and minor builders rubble. to be utilized for minor builders rubble, minor general waste and garden waste.
  • Distance to V/burg Landfill: 20,98Km
  • Permit number: No permit required the capacity is less then 80m3

VREDENBURG LANDFILL

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  • Co-ordinates (32o47’09.45”;18o04’22.91”E)
  • Capacity: there is six 6m3 skips available to be utilized for minor builders rubble, minor general waste and garden waste
  • Average waste per month:4600,826ton
  • Types of waste permitted: General Waste(MCW), garden waste and mix builders rubble
  • Permit No:19/2/5/1/F4/23/WL0050/16

LANGEBAAN LANDFILL WASTE TRANSFER STATION

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  • Co-ordinates: (32o47’09.45”;18o04’22.91”E)
  • Capacity: there is six 6m3 skips available
  • Average waste per month: 1443,021ton . Note that this amount of waste is now transport to Vredenburg landfill from Jan 2019
  • Types of waste permitted: Garden waste, minor builders rubble & minor general waste. Note that chipping operation is operational at the facility
  • Decommissioned Landfill: Langebaan is in process, construction of waste transfer station in Langebaan is in process (due to litigation/liquidation of contractor a temporary waste transfer facility has been implemented, that will be utilized to transport all waste to Vredenburg landfill site from Jan 2019)
  • Distance to V/burg Landfill: 21,9Km
  • Permit No:19/2/5/1/F4/7WL0030/15

SALDANHA KALKRUG WASTE TRANSFER STATION

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  • Co-ordinates: (33o00’32.69”; 17o56’05.91”E)
  • Capacity: there is three 6m3 skips available to be utilized for minor builders rubble, minor general waste and garden waste.
  • Average waste per month: 35,5ton (consist of minor general waste, garden waste & minor builders rubble)
  • Types of waste permitted: Minor general waste, garden waste and minor builders rubble. All stipulated waste is transported to Vredenburg Landfill
  • Distance to V/burg Landfill: 19,13Km
  • Permit number: No permit required the capacity is less than 80m3

SALDANHA DIAZVILLE

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  • Co-ordinates: (33o00’34.83”;17o54’19.66”E)
  • Capacity: there is four 6m3 skips available to be utilized for minor builders rubble, minor general waste and garden waste.
  • Average waste: 85ton (consist of minor general waste, garden waste & minor builders rubble)
  • Types of waste permitted: General waste, garden waste and minor building material. All stipulated waste is transported to Vredenburg Landfill
  • Distance to V/burg Landfill: 22,18Km
  • Permit no: No permit required the capacity is less than 80m3

PATERNOSTER TRANSFER STATION

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  • Co-ordinates: (32o 48’42,28”S;17 54’09,69”E)
  • Capacity: there is three 6m3 skips available to be utilized for minor builders rubble, minor general waste and garden waste.
  • Average waste per month: 0,3 ton
  • Types of waste permitted: Garden waste, minor general waste and minor builders rubble. to be utilized for minor builders rubble, minor general waste and garden waste.
  • Distance to V/burg Landfill: 20,98Km
  • Permit number: No permit required the capacity is less then 80m3

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Drop off your bag of recycling at your nearest public drop-off site