Find out where you can recycle all those things that should not go into the refuse from plastic, paper and bottles to batteries, CFL lights, motor oil, BREAD TAGS, computers and electronic gadgets, etc. Remember: it’s not waste until it is wasted. If you know where to recycle items not on this list please email Kim so that we can update our database.
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Bay Primary School, Fish Hoek Campus
Paper: office, newspaper & magazines & soft cardboard (eg cereal & toothpaste boxes) Place in orange igloo
Clean cans: food tins & beverage cans. Place in designated bag in recycling area.
Glass: bottles and jars. Place in blue igloo.
Bread Tags for Wheelchairs.
Collect plastic bread tags and drop-off at: TEARS Charity Shop on Recreation Road, Fish Hoek; Collection boxes at Noordhoek Farm Village; local schools. Click link for info about amazing Bread Tags for Wheelchairs project and the honeybun who makes it happen.
Or phone Mary Honeybun, co-ordinator of `Bread Tags for Wheelchairs’. 021 7891831.
City of Cape Town drop off centre Heron Park, Kommetjie
glass, metal, plastic, garden waste, builders rubble, used motor oil off Kommetjie Road – behind the Compass Bakery.
Clovelly Community Recycling Initiative.
Clovelly Residents – The City decided not to extend its recycling service to Clovelly (till further notice), so have we started our own. It could not be simpler. Join your private home to recycle center collection service. To SIGN UP email Kim or phone 076 454 8467
How it works: Place clean dry recyclables in large clear plastic bags on the pavement a little way from your refuse bin on Monday Mornings by 8:00 at the latest. Pay the Clovelly co-ordinator (Kim) a minimum of R15 per month which she pays to False Bay Recycling to contribute to collection costs. The recyclables are separated at False Bay Recycling and sold to materials collectors.
e-Waste Re-use & Recycling
Electronic Waste Recycling: eWaste (Electrical/Electronic Waste) is the term given to all discarded/unwanted Electrical and Electronic Appliances such as Computer Equipment, Radios, Cameras, Microwaves, Toasters, TV’s, VCR’s and more. These items often contain dangerous and toxic components such as Lead, Mercury etc and can be Hazardous to us, our Children and Environment if not responsibly managed.
VANTRU Computing in Lakeside Center off Main Rd is a locally convenient drop-off point for all your ewaste. ph 021 788 7892. Vantru also supports a project to assemble working computers from reclaimed parts from old computors that are dropped off. The remaining components are collected by Ecycle for responsible disposal.
eR e-Waste Rescue is committed to the Environment and Community and UNASHAMEDLY ETHICAL. Items we cannot refurbish or utilise are dismantled, sorted and re-used or recycled. To help in controlling eWaste, eR’s Drop-off Site, located in 122 Lansdowne Road , Claremont, accepts all such items for re-cycling and disposal. All enquiries to: Jeff Block or Ph 021 671 6177 http://er-ewaste-rescue.webs.com/
EPS Reclaim for Polystyrene (P6)
EPS Reclaim in Montague Gardens accepts white polystyrene.
Contact: Colin Feder. 079 894 9448 or 021 551 6001.
False Bay Recycling
scrap metal, glass, plastic, paper. Situated on Lekkerwater Road, abutting Masiphumelele. Phone Evan or Yolanda on 021 785 1938 or 083 738 9513. Email Fbayrecyclin@telkomsa.net
Fish Hoek Autocenta:
Used Motor Oil: Thanks to Patrick van Zyl of the Fish Hoek Autocenta, members of the public may also deposit their used oil in the dedicated collection drum at the Autocenta on 31 Main Rd ph: 021 782 4136. The used motor oil is collected on a regular basis for recycling by the ROSE Foundation. Collect-a-Can Used Motor Oil cans and plastic bottles have residual oil and can’t go into `normal’ recycling so: Phone Lisel at Collect-a-Can on 021 5347010 or take to your nearest petrol station (eg Fish Hoek Autocenta) with a Collect-a-Can service.
Kalk Bay Recycling:
Community Drop-off Center at the Outspan Parking on the cnr of Main Rd and Clairvoux Rd. Glass, Tins and Paper can be dropped off. Please do not drop off cardboard or plastic. Recyclables are sorted by people from the night shelter and any profit goes to the shelter. This recycling center is supported by the Kalk Bay and St James Civic Association.
Kommetjie Environmental Awareness Group (KEAG): 021 783 3433
Note that KEAG is now based at the Soetwater Environmental Education Center. They only collect plastic containers and plastic bottle tops from which they make charismatic art from waste.
Noordhoek Environmental Action Group (NEAG): 021 789 1751
paper, glass and tin containers at Noordhoek Farm Village
Pick n Pay in the Fish Hoek Arcade `Recycling Center ’.
Locals now have somewhere convenient to take their old CFL light bulbs, batteries, ink cartridges and plastic bags.
The ROSE Foundation
The ROSE Foundation (Recovery of Oil Saves the Environment), receives money from the oil industry to sponsor the collection of used lubricating oil for recycling purposes. Ph:021 4487492. email@example.com For information: www.rosefoundation.org.za
The PET Recycling Company (Pty) Limited
For information about recycling plastic phone : 0860 147 738 or 021 788 9954 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Paul to collect your recyclables 0733066465 Email: Valrec@mweb.co.za