Pikitup has launched their mandatory [email protected] program from 1st July 2018.
List of Suburbs for Mandatory Separation at Source for Garden Wastehttps://t.co/1VDR5q3Kr1
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Here is an extract from the Pikitup FAQ:
What is separation at source?
The City’s waste separation at source programme refers to households setting aside dry recyclable waste (plastic, paper, glass and cans) and household generated garden waste for the purpose of re-use, recycling, composting or further processing of these materials.
Why is it mandatory that residents should separate waste at source?
The City is fast running out of landfill space and we need to reduce waste going to landfills. The separation at source programme has been rolled out on a voluntary basis from 2009 in some areas of the City. Based on a previous study we should be extracting an average of 13kg of dry recyclables per household per month. However, based on 2016/17 tonnages of dry recyclables collected, we extracted 4.5kg of dry recyclables per household per month in the areas where separation at source has been rolled out, which is far below the estimated extraction rates from the previous study.
It is for these reasons that Pikitup will be introducing the mandatory separation at source in the areas that are already receiving the service, to increase the participation rate, as well as the extraction rate of recyclables in those areas.
In terms of recycling garden waste, some parts of the city typically generate more garden waste than others, hence the targeted implementation of mandatory garden waste separation at source. Garden waste disposal in 2016/17 was as follows – Region E (Marlboro & Norwood depot areas) collected 25 863 tons garden waste compared to Region D (Central camp & Zondi depot areas) which collected 1 835 ton of garden waste and due to very little garden waste generated in this region.