The City of Ekurhuleni’s waste disposal sites and mini disposal sites are now open after the lockdown closures, and residents can now dump limited general and non-hazardous solid waste for free. Residents can dispose of the following at the disposal sites free of charge closer to where they stay: garden waste, rubble less than 1(cubic meter) m3, recyclables paper, plastic, glass, cardboard, wood and metal.

Disposal of general and non-hazardous solid waste in excess of 1 000Kg is charged a standard tariff fee of R260.40 per kilogram.

For patrons to gain entry into council-owned waste disposal sites, they need to enter the sites only at authorised access points, provide officials onsite with particulars required with regard to the composition of the refuse they want to dispose, follow instructions given regarding the disposal point for their specific waste.

The measures are to prevent informal waste pickers who occasionally attempt to gain unauthorized entry. No person shall bring any intoxicating liquor onto a landfill site or refuse transfer station or mini disposal site.

The City has recently revamped some of its mini disposal sites, including revamping of Leondale and Vosloorus disposal sites to promote cleanliness and eradicate the scourge of illegal dumping in townships.

“We are gradually running out of space and need to do everything necessary to minimize 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 Khosi Mabaso said.

The sites are open seven days per week, including public holidays except on Christmas day.

During the months from April to September the sun sets earlier and it becomes too dark and unsafe for the public and staff due to reduced visibility. Therefore, the operating hours for the sites are categorized into two, i.e. winter/other, and summer/other periods of the year as follows:

Months                       Operating Hours

April to September      Daily from 07h00-18h00

October to March        Daily from 07h00-19h00

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