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Process of ‘greening’ after winter months has begun

Atlantis, Dassenburg Road and Visserhok, Frankdale Road, Table View (off the N7) are open for the following drop-offs: garage waste, clean builders rubble, clean garden waste and recyclables. Please note there will be no cost for landscaping/gardening companies dropping off garden waste at the transfer stations and landfill facilities, provided the loads are within the 1,5 ton carrying capacity restriction. These loads must not include waste materials (such as bricks, sand, animal origin) other than garden greens. If loads exceed the 1,5-ton capacity, or are contaminated by rubble/general litter, users will be required to purchase disposal coupons at our cash offices before being allowed to use the landfill.

Beach clean-up

The date 19 September marked International Coastal Clean-up Day, when more than 700 000 volunteers in 120 countries took part in the world’s biggest clean-up.

More than 10 000 kits distributed

Since mid-May this year the City has issued more than 10 100 flood kits and also constructed canals to lead lead water away from affected areas to reduce the impact of flooding caused by heavy rains this season.

The kits were distributed in vulnerable areas such as informal settlements, which are usually flood prone.

Residents can also reduce flood risk by:. clearing out drainage systems on properties. raising the floor level of a structure so that it is higher than the natural ground level. making sandbags with a long-sleeved top filled with sand. digging trenches around the house to divert water. reporting blocked drains, intakes and illegal dumping – illegal dumping in the stormwater canals and sewers make flooding worst. waterproofing roofs, clearing gutters and removing dead tree branches. never leaving an open flame unattended, for the risk of fires during winter especially is also huge.

Emergencies can be reported to the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre by dialling 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone.

Arbour Month

In celebration of Arbour Month, the City planted more than 200 trees and 2000 spekbome, targeting communities where there is both a need for greener spaces.

The Tree of the Year, Cape Ash, will be planted in various areas throughout the metropole, in locations nominated by different community interest groups and residents via their ward councillors..

September falls towards the end of Cape Town’s rainy season. Cape Town has a unique climate where specific species of trees grow. Traditionally, tree planting is best throughout the winter months.

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