Limited space for garden waste at City facilities

Residents disposing of garden waste should note there is a current lack of space for its disposal at City of Cape Town facilities.

The City of Cape Town alerted the public to a lack of space for garden greens in a press statement released on Tuesday November 9.

According to the statement, the City’s Solid Waste Management Department is making every effort to accommodate garden waste as far as possible at drop-off facilities, but space is limited.

Reasons for this issue says the City is due to the pending appointment of a contractor to perform garden greens chipping at a number of City drop off facilities.

“In addition, the necessary administration related to the contract to provide front loaders to stockpile garden greens is being finalised. When these drop off facilities have reached their capacity, residents may be asked to take garden waste to Coastal Park or Vissershok landfill sites,” read the statement issued by the City’s media office.

Alternatively, residents are encouraged to take their garden waste directly to these landfill sites.

Residents, and especially landscaping contractors, are advised that space is limited to stockpile garden greens at the following drop-off sites as there is currently no greens chipping service available on site:

• Woodstock

• Hout Bay

• Kommetjie

• Mitchells Plain

• Gordons Bay

• Killarney

• Tygerdal

• Wynberg

The City said they are working to minimise inconvenience as far as possible by transporting the stockpiled greens from drop-off facilities to the landfill. Capacity at the facilities is limited, however, and customers may be directed to Coastal Park and Vissershok landfill sites as alternative facilities.

To reduce the risk of sites reaching capacity, residents and businesses are requested to please dispose of garden greens at landfills wherever possible.

The City apologises for any inconvenience caused. For more information or for queries, email