The City’s waste and mini disposal sites are now open and residents can dump limited general and non-hazardous solid waste for free at their closest site. This includes garden waste, rubble less than 1m3, recyclable paper, plastic, glass, cardboard, wood and metal.
Disposal of general and non-hazardous solid waste in excess of 1 000kg is charged at a standard tariff fee of R260.40 per kilogram.
To gain entry into council-owned waste disposal sites, please enter only at authorised access points. You will need to inform officials on site with information on what you want to dump, and will then be given instructions on where to dispose of it at the site.
These measures are in place to prevent informal waste pickers access to the sites. You are not allowed to bring any liquor on to landfill or refuse transfer station or mini disposal sites.
The City has recently revamped some of its mini disposal sites, including Leondale and Vosloorus, to promote cleanliness and eradicate the scourge of illegal dumping.
“We are gradually running out of space and need to do everything necessary to minimise the amount of waste reaching our disposal sites. It is our wish that these facilities must serve as catalysts to promote local economic development activities such as composting,” MMC for Environment and Waste Management Services Cllr Khosi Mabaso said.
The sites are open seven days a week, including public holidays (except on Christmas day).
Operating hours are:
April to September: 07h00 – 18h00
October to March: 07h00 – 19h00