WastePlan is contracted to collect residential recycling within the City of Cape Town’s free door-to-door collection service, Think Twice. We collect recyclable waste from about 83 000 households across the peninsula. Because of these collections, we manage to divert 1 142 955 kg of waste from landfill every month, and the number is ever-increasing. The City of Cape Town was the first municipality in South Africa to have launched a large-scale pilot project of this nature. They are planning a citywide door-to-door residential recycling collection service.
Understand what you can and can’t recycle.
- Paper: flattened and folded cardboard, any paper, newspapers and magazines
- Glass: rinsed bottles and jars
- Plastics: any bags, rinsed bottles and containers
- Metal: rinsed food tins, cans and scrap metal
- Tetra Pak: foil-lined juice boxes and milk containers
- Polystyrene: clean and dry fruit punnets, protective packaging, bread tags
- Cling wrap or disposable nappies
- Chemicals, paint, toothpaste tubes, clear food punnets, dog food packets, washing powder packets, chips packets, motor oil containers, acids or solvents
- Organic waste, food scraps, vegetable peels, garden waste
- Clothing or shoes
- Wet, dirty or contaminated items