WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE
How does the Domestic Waste Collection Service work?
Things to remember:
As a rule, domestic waste is collected on normal week days throughout the year, including public holidays with the exception of Christmas Day. Waste not collected on Christmas Day will be collected the following week or will be collected through a special arrangement, which will be published in the local papers.
Please help protect and prevent injury to the NMBM workers by fully wrapping broken glass and other sharp objects in paper or plastic before disposing them in your waste container.
Please do not deposit hard & heavy material like soil, stones etc. in your waste container.
Residents in low income areas can either place their garden waste (excluding soil) in their wheely bins or take it to a transfer station using a vehicle/ wheel barrow/ wheely bin while those in medium to high income areas can also make use of a nearest transfer station but could also place two garden waste bags with their domestic waste on normal waste collection days.
How does the Trade Waste Collection Service work?
Waste generated by shops, offices and industry, excluding industrial or hazardous waste, may be removed by the Waste Management Sub-directorate at a cost prescribed by Council.
Every customer is assessed individually and a contract is entered into according to the customer’s needs and the Waste Management Sub-directorate’s operational abilities.
These services are rendered for the public good and cannot be contributed to any individual.
STREET SWEEPING & LITTER PICKING
All main roads are litter picked and swept where applicable.
CLEANING OF PUBLIC TOILETS
The cleaning of public toilets is carried out by various directorates in the municipality and in certain instances is outsourced to the private sector.
Dumpingdoes not only create an eye-sore, it is also severely detrimental to the environment and acts as a breeding ground for rodents and insects that spread disease. The Waste Management Sub-directorate is only responsible for clearing illegal dumping on municipally owned land.
What must I do when I see illegal dumping taking place?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I do with my medical waste?
It is illegal to place medical waste in the municipal waste stream. Medical waste requires special collection and treatment. These services are provided by the private sector.Medicines not being used can be returned to pharmacies.
How do I apply for a Trade Waste Service?
A trade waste contract is required for waste removal from trade premises in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.
Contact Waste Management sub-directorate on +27 (0) 41 506 2018(Harrower Road).
When applying for a trade waste service please state the name of your business, the address and a contact telephone number.
An inspector from Waste Management will visit the premises to establish the nature of the waste and the frequency of removal from your business premises.
The inspector will also need to establish where the waste is stored, how collection staff will get access to the waste, and will be able to recommend the type and number of receptacle required.
The client will be informed of the monthly costs of the contract. Should the client agree to the terms and conditions, a trade waste contract shall be completed and the client will receive a copy of the contract and will be billed monthly.