Saldanha Bay Municipality Celebrates Global Recycling Day

by | Mar 12, 2019 | News, Press Releases

Saldanha Bay Municipality is marking Global Recycling Day on Monday, 18 March 2019 with a one hour Open Day for visitors to the Materials Recovery Facility from 13h00 – 14h00 at the Vredenberg landfill site on the R45.

Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to recognize the importance that recycling plays worldwide in preserving resources and helping to conserve our environment.

March also marks the end of the first three-year municipal programme delivering the door-to-door recycling collection service to residents. Starting in Langebaan in 2016, the service was extended in the second year to Hopefield, Vredenberg, Paternoster and Jacobsbaai, with St Helena and Saldanha coming on stream in October last year. The service will continue into the next three-year financial period.

The participation rate in the Saldanha Bay Municipal area is currently 34%. One out of every three households are recycling. This is well above the average for South Africa. However, many more residents and households are encouraged to join in.

“We’ve made it easy for everyone who wants to recycle. Free recycling bags are available from all Saldanha Bay Municipal offices. Gather your dry household recyclables (paper, plastic, glass and tins) in the bag and put it out on the pavement on the same day as refuse removal. It will then be swopped for a fresh bag. You’ll be on your way to making recycling a weekly routine,” said David Wright, Senior Manager: Solid Waste and Bulk Water Supply.

For more information about the recycling service, click on the recycling logo at the bottom of Saldanha Bay Municipality’s homepage at www.sbm.gov.za.

Municipal staff at the launch of  the recycling collection service. More than 1,855 tons of recyclable waste material has been diverted from landfill, creating over 45 local jobs.”

For more information about the recycling service, click on the recycling logo at the bottom of Saldanha Bay Municipality’s homepage at www.sbm.gov.za.

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