About the programme
In April 2016, we embarked on a phased initiative to provide free home composting containers to residents. The aim of this initiative is to help you deal with your organic household waste and create a good compost system. Good compost feeds nutrients back into soil, retaining moisture and helping you to grow your own food or establish a healthy garden.
We would like to thank everyone for the wonderful, positive responses and support that you have expressed towards our Home Composting Programme so far. Since the start of this programme, we have issued over 15 000 FREE home composting containers to residents throughout the city.
How do you qualify?
If you live in one of the suburbs listed below, you can apply for your free home composting container when our team comes to your area.
To qualify for a free home composting container:
- You need to be a homeowner or tenant of a single residence (sectional title flats are excluded)
- Your property needs to include a secure garden or yard area, which should include a minimum of 1 m² of open soil (where you’ll place the container) and a minimum of 30 m² covered by vegetation, to generate healthy compost
|Suburbs||Date and times||Where to apply (collection points)|
|Bloubergstrand, Big Bay, Melkbosstrand||13 February 2019,
|Blouberg Hall, Andrew Foster Street, Blouberg|
|Brooklyn, Rugby, Tijgerhof, Sanddrift, Sunset Beach, Royal Ascot, Milnerton Ridge||14 February 2019,
Jansen Road, Milnerton
|Table View, Sunridge, West Riding, Sandown, Flamingo Vlei, Burgundy Estate, Bothasig, Edgemead, Monte Vista, Welgemoed and Plattekloof||15 February 2019,
Leibrandt Van Niekerk Hall (Table View Hall), South Road, Table View
|7 and 8 March 2019, 15:00–18:00||Bothasig Hall, Link Road, Bothasig|
|Protea Village, Scottsville and Ruwari||22 March 2019,
|Northpine Hall, Northpine Drive, Brackenfell|
|23 March 2019,
|De Kuilen, Oakdene, Klipdam, Silveroaks, Brantwood and Sonnekuil||11 and 12 April 2019, 15:00–18:00||Sarepta Hall, Rietvlei Street, Kuils River|
|Meadowridge, Bergvliet, Dieprivier, Bishops Court, Heathfield, Plumstead, Wynberg, Kenilworth and Southfield||15 and 16 April 2019, 15:00–18:00||Alphen Centre, Constantia Main Rd, Constantia|
|Belhar, Bishop Lavis, Modderdam, Ravensmead and Bellville South||2 and 3 May 2019,
|Belhar Civic, Bloulelie Street, Belhar|
|4 May 2019,
|Vrygrond, Muizenberg, Marina Da Gama, Costa Da Gama, Kalkbaai, Lakeside and Muizenberg||13 and 15 May 2019, 15:00–18:00||Muizenberg Civic, 1 Beach Road, Muizenberg|
|Elfindale, Meadowridge, Heathfield, Southfield, Plumstead, Wynberg, Kenilworth, Claremont Newlands, Constantia and Rondebosch||
11, 12 and 13 June 2019
|Wynberg/Wittebome Civic, Cnr Rosmead and Byrnes avenues, Wynberg|
|Parow Valley, Parow North, Sonnendal, Avondale, Oosterzee, Klipkop, Cravenby, Richmond and Glenlily||19, 20 and 21 June 2019,
|Parow Civic, 1 Tallent Street, Parow|
|Zevenwacht, Stellendale, Highbury, Labiance, Jakarandas, Deo Gracia, Amandelsig, Haasendal, Soneike and Rouxville||11 and 12 July 2019, 15:00–18:00||Van Riebeeck Community Hall, Carinus Street, Kuils River|
|13 July 2019,
A maximum of 200 free home composting containers will be issued per day. Application forms will only be available at the venues during the specified dates and times. Containers will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis.
To apply, you will need to bring the following to the collection point:
- A copy of your municipal account
- Your identity document or passport
If your application is successful, you can collect your home composting package containing:
- The necessary information you need to start your home composting journey
- Your home composting container
For more information about the programme, please contact us.
086 010 3089