The City of Ekurhuleni has issued a statement announcing the opening of waste and mini disposal sites to the public.
“The 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 1 m3, recyclable paper, plastic, glass cardboard, wood and metal,” say the statement.
Disposals of general and non-hazardous solid waste in excess of 1000kg s charge 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 site. You are not allowed to bring any liquor on to landfill or re use 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.
These sites are open seven days a week, including public holidays (except on Christmas day).
OPERATING HOUR ARE :
April to September 07h00 – 8h00
October to March: 07h00 – 19h00