Guidelines for Refuse Bin Users

Guidelines for Refuse Bin Users

The Solid Waste Department of the City has issued a leaflet “Handy guidelines for refuse bin users” which gives some very good advice on refuse disposal. Some of the more important points as applicable to Royal Ascot are summarised here.
If there are specific problems or enquiries regarding refuse removal in Royal Ascot, contact Mr Van Rooy at 076 164 5452.
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Important refuse disposal tips
Household refuse MUST be placed in black bags which must be tied at the top – these MUST be placed inside the refuse bin. Bags may not be placed next to bins.
In Royal Ascot refuse is collected on Monday mornings, including public holidays. Bins must be placed out in the street early on Monday mornings and not the day before. Residents must deliver their bins to their respective bin rooms either on Sunday evenings or very early on Monday mornings. (Each precinct has specific rules re the use of the bin room – please make sure you know what they are).
DO NOT put any of the following in the bin: builder’s rubble, stones, rocks, sand, oil, metal like engine parts, medical or hazardous waste and liquids. These items damage the working parts of the compacting system on the refuse collection truck. (See below for disposal of these items).
Available space in the bin may be topped up with leaves and grass cuttings. Larger sticks, branches and similar garden refuse must be taken to a drop-off site (see below).
DO NOT overfill or overload the bin – the lid should close completely. If the lid cannot close properly, the bin lifting mechanism of the collection truck may be damaged or not work properly.
Keep your bin safe and secure at all times. Bins are owned by the City of Cape Town and are allocated to residential properties for refuse removal purposes. In the event of theft or damage to a Council bin, the bin will be replaced without cost, except in the case of negligence in which case the property owner is liable for replacement costs.
Free drop-off facilities
Garden refuse, builder’s rubble and other refuse not suitable for bin removal, can be taken to the nearest Council drop-off facility. These facilities are open Monday to Sunday 07h30 – 17h30, including public holidays.
Our nearest drop-off facility is in Potsdam Road just before the entrance to the Killarney Race Track (on your left as you travel north in Potsdam Rd, just over half a kilometer from the Koeberg Rd/Blaauwberg Rd junction).
E-waste, ie broken electrical and electronic equipment cannot be discarded at any drop-off facility, but only at the Wynberg drop-off facility in Rosmead Avenue.