Sea Point now has its own recycling drop off facility too.
On 1 December the City of Cape Town’s Solid Waste Department opened this new facility at Sea Point Tramway Road. This is the first City drop off site to be 100% dedicated to recycling.
Following the resolution of the Mayoral Committee to adopt the City’s Integrated Waste Management Policy in 2006, a need for well controlled and secure recycling drop-off facilities in the city bowl and surrounding areas was identified. Such facilities were to provide the public with an area where clean recyclable items only, such as glass, plastic, paper, cardboard and cans, could be dropped off at no charge. The Sea Point recycling drop off facility meets these criteria, and is the first of its kind to open its doors.
For residents who are currently not participating in the City’s ‘Think Twice’ programme, the Sea Point Tramway Road recycling drop off facility provides an opportunity to be part of the recycling community. All recyclables from the waste stream will be recovered and sold or donated into the manufacturing stream for re-use. Residents whose recyclables are already collected by Waste Plan (Camps Bay and surrounds), or Mandla Recycling (flats and businesses in the Sea Point and surrounding areas) are urged to keep supporting these existing Think Twice contracts.
The City strongly encourages residents in the city bowl and Atlantic Seaboard area who do not benefit from a recycling service to visit the new facility, where recyclers are waiting to put recyclables to good use. The site is easy to find, to view a map click here.
Directions to the site:
From Sea Point, travel down Beach Road from Green Point/Sea Point towards Bantry Bay. Turn left into Queens Road at the end of Beach Road and proceed to the Queens Road Circle. At the circle turn left into Regent St, as if you are turning back towards Sea Point. After the BP Service Station on your left, you will get to Super-Spar and Woolworths Foods on your left. Turn right opposite the Super-Spar into Tramway Road. Travel up to the top of Tramway Road – you will see a sign at the top of Tramway Road saying ‘The Luxury of Urban Estate Living.’ Just before you get to that sign, turn left into the Drop off Site opposite Tafelburg Remedial School. Drive into the drop off site – there is parking inside.
For general information about the facility, contact Trevor Grovers on 021 442 8135 or via e-mail.
Author: Martin Pollack