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Blue and green bags collection resumes 1 September 2020

Green and blue refuse bags collection resumes in the George municipal area from 1 September 2020. The service was temporarily discontinued when the service provider Interwaste had notified the municipality that it would close its regional offices in George and end its contract with the municipality.

George Municipality Director Community Service Walter Hendricks said the municipality would temporarily perform the service in-house. “We will be renting additional trucks (with drivers) and trailers for this purpose – Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers from other municipal departments will be reallocated to support the service.

“The tender process for the appointment of a new service provider to perform this role will commence shortly and, because of its scope, may take several months to finalise.

“The George Municipality thanks the public for their patience and understanding and reiterates its commitment to reduce waste. We will make every effort to remain true to this goal in the face of ongoing Covid-19 and other challenges,” said Mr Hendricks.

Residents can put out four green bags and unlimited number of blue bags together with up to seven black bags on their scheduled removal day. Blue and green bags will be collected on the same day as black bags, but by different truck-and-trailers. Replacement blue and green bags (two of each per household for participating neighbourhoods) will be distributed as soon as the supply chain process for the buying of bags has been finalised – probably within the next two to three weeks.

The green and blue bag collection service will be applicable in all neighbourhoods that have previously been serviced as well as Uniondale and Haarlem.

The municipality will attempt to catch up on the backlog on the first cycle, but if there are still some blue and green bags out by 8pm on the day of your regular collection, please take in whatever is left and put it out with the next week’s bags.

As per Covid-19 regulations, bags will be sprayed with sanitiser before distribution and collection personnel will be wearing personal protective gear.

Enquiries during office hours: Black, green and blue bags 044 802 2900 /

The George Municipality thanks residents for their understanding and for their ongoing support of our recycling and composting projects by correctly putting their waste in blue and green bags.
BLUE bags: non-soiled recyclable materials like plastic, paper, glass etc.
GREEN bags: green waste like kitchen and garden waste. No soil allowed in bags.
BLACK bags are for ‘wet’ waste, things that cannot be recycled.

Refuse removal days
MONDAY: Blanco, Riverlea, Heatherpark, Heatherlands, Glen Barrie, Kraaibosch, Groenkloof, Blue Mountain Village, Herold’s Bay, Victoria Bay
TUESDAY: Levallia, Rosemoor, Conville, Protea Park, Parkdene, Ballotsview, Borchards, Lawaaikamp, Thembalethu, Wilderness, Touwsranten, Constantia Kloof
WEDNESDAY: Camphersdrift, Fernridge, Denneoord, Bo-Dorp, Blommekloof, Tweerivieren, Hoogekraal, Hoekwil
THURSDAY: Dormehlsdrift, George South, Le Grand, Bos en Dal, Groeneweidepark, Sinksabrug, Herold, Geelhoutboom, Eselsjacht, Hansmoeskraal, Jonkershoek, Rooirivierrif, Pacaltsdorp, Rosedale, Waboomskraal, Wilderness Heights
FRIDAY: Glenwood, Loerie Park, Eden, Genevafontein, Denver Park, Bergsig, Eastern Extension
BUSINESSES: Monday, Wednesday and Friday