The benefits of recycling have long been understood, yet not many households have actually put it into practice.
Taking the time to ‘separate our waste at source’ and recycle, benefits both the environment and the economy.
- Recycling is more than just keeping our environment clean – it’s about turning waste into a resource; reducing litter and pollution and extending the life of our landfill sites.
- Recycling conserves scarce and valuable natural resources.
- Recycling saves energy and water.
- Recycling supports job creation.
How Do I recycle?
Recycling in 4 easy steps:
- Place all your recyclable materials into a clear bag – Clean and dry materials, flattened cardboard and plastic bottles.
- Place all non-recyclables in the municipal black bag.
- Contact your local recycling centre to come and collect your recyclables. If your area does not yet offer a weekly collection of recycled materials; contact your local municipality to find out how to recycle in your area.
- Contact www.mywaste.co.za for your closest drop off site.
Recyclables – Into your clear plastic bag
- CANS – Steel, Aluminium, Food, Aerosol, Paint cans & Oil cans
- GLASS – Wine, Beer, Food jars, Cold drinks
- PAPER – Office papers, Cardboard, Magazines, Newspapers, Telephone books
- PLASTIC – Cold drink bottles, Bags, Sachets, Yoghurt cups, Food trays
- CARTONS – Milk & Juice Cartons (Tetra Pak)
Non – Recyclables – Into your municipal black bag
- Food and organic waste
- Garden rubble
- Baby nappies
Recycled at special drop off sites
- Electronic waste
- Light bulbs