'Hanging garden' at Kommetjie Recycling & drop off depot. Photo Viv von der HeydenThe Kommetjie Recycling and Drop-Off depot is looking bright and quirky with artistic and funky ornamentation amidst the newly created gardens.

Hats off to the team led by Mervyn Jaftha who over the past three months have turned a very functional but not particularly exciting area into one worth visiting! Mervyn says that the success of the garden is the result of great teamwork and the belief held by each of his team members that his ‘job’ is his career. “They also all work with initiative.”

Mervyn Japtha. Photo by Viv von der Heyden Mervyn worked in a landscaping business from 1982 and then joined the council in 1989. In 2008 he was employed at the Drop-off depot at Ladies Mile and thinking that the place needed a “facelift” he got stuck in. In September last year he moved to the Kommetjie recycling facility and with his colleagues created the magic here.

According to Mervyn the tem receives many compliments for their garden and they are very proud that it has been featured in our local newspapers as well as on Top Billing and will,  shortly, appear in Garden and Home.

The team at the Kommetjie Recycling and Drop off facility. Photo Viv von der HeydenThe Kommetjie Drop off facility is open from 1 Sept to 31 May from 8:00 to 18:30 Mondays to Saturday s and from 1 June to 31 August from 8:30 to 17:00. On Sundays it is open from 9:00 till 14:00 throughout the year.





"The paddock" garden at the Kommetjie Recycling and Drop off facility. Photo Viv von der Heyden