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City of Cape Town urges homeowners to apply for a free home-composting container

Cape Town homeowners can now apply for one of the 5 000 free home-composting containers, this is part of the city’s push towards becoming a zero-waste society.



Due to the limited number of units available, residents are encouraged to act fast if they wish to participate in this project. 

There are a few ways in which to apply. You can do so by:

 - Contacting the City’s call centre on 0860 103 089 and requesting the application form; 
 - completing an application form at a local Subcouncil office or walk-in centre;
 - sending an e-mail to Wastewise@capetown.gov.za to request an application form;
 - downloading the application form
 - Please note that residents will also need to provide a copy of their ID or passport. 

‘Once the City has checked that a few simple qualification criteria are met, staff could be delivering a brand new home-composting set to your doorstep within 30 days. This will include your home-composting container and a two-litre container for temporarily storing organic kitchen waste indoors before composting, along with all the necessary information to guide you in the process,’ says the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services, Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg.

Only single residences and sectional title properties currently qualify for this roll-out. At this stage it is required that the homeowner perform the application. However, tenants can ask their landlords to countersign the application form. This means that the property owner takes responsibility for the composter, as it is to be connected to the applicant’s municipal account.

‘I strongly encourage any homeowner with a garden to apply for a home-composting unit as they will very soon see the benefits. Not only will it mean less waste going into your bin and then to landfill sites, but gardens will benefit too. There is also the indirect benefit of saving water, as plants need less irrigation when there is good mulch to protect the moisture in the earth,’ says Councillor Sonnenberg.

The following types of organic household waste can go into the home-composting container: fruit and vegetable waste, eggshells, tea bags, paper, vacuum cleaner contents, leaves, grass and sawdust.


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