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City to collect refuse from bigger bins only


Ekurhuleni advices residents who missed the mass roll out to collect their wheelie bins from the waste management depots closest to them between Monday and Friday from 8h00 to 15h30.

“This comes after City of Ekurhuleni completed the migration from using small l waste bins to bigger 240l wheelie bins. The 240 wheelie bins have been distributed residents and remain available at all the City’s waste management depots for residents who have not collected theirs yet. Effective from 1 July 2019, no waste will be collected if it is not contained in a City-branded 240L wheelie bin.  The City’s fleet of refuse trucks are fitted with an automated mechanism to pick up the bins and pour the refuse into the compactor,” said City of Ekurhuleni spokesperson Themba Gadebe.

According to Ekurhuleni spokesperson residents must have their copy of ID and municipal account with them when they are going to the depot to collect the waste bin.

“The bin is issued for free, while the refuse collection is charged R162.24 per month for each bin. Residents who are in need of more than one bin may apply for such a bin, at an additional charge,” concluded Gadebe.

Here are various advantages from using the 240L wheelie bins, which include the following:


  • Provides more storage capacity than the refuse bin used previously.
  • Have a longer lifespan than a bag (approximately 8 years).
  • Minimizes tearing of bags by rodents and stray dogs, and infestation of rodents
  • Durable to utilize and easy to clean.
  • Easy to handle with low risk of being exposed to sharp objects
  • Does not generate water vapour and is made of pest repellent material.
  • Avoid continuous acquisition of plastic bags thus saving air space.
  • Promotes uniform service standards and cleanliness of the city.

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