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The George Municipality wishes to thank the public for a successful open day for hazardous waste held on 29 July 2022 between 08:00 and 15:00 at the Outeniqua Stadium Parking area, on Augusta Street.

A word of gratitude goes to the 150 people who came to turn in hazardous waste as the open day was a resounding success.

The following wase was collected:

  • 315 litres of medical waste
  • 200 fluorescent tubes / globes
  • 10kg of household batteries
  • 2 tons of e-waste and
  • 1 ton of paint

The next open day will take place on 28 October 2022, the following items are acceptable as hazardous waste:

  • Motor oil, oil filters, brake fluid
  • Used antifreeze
  • Paint, paint thinner, turpentine
  • Pesticides or herbicides
  • Household batteries
  • CRT’s old TVs, miscellaneous electronics, Tyres, Fluorescent tubes, and Globes
  • Household medical waste (needles and old medicine and tablets)

The following items are not acceptable as hazardous waste:  

  • Explosives – Ammunition
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Controlled Substances

Remember to bring the items you wish to dispose of in a strong box preferably in their original, labelled containers and do not mix products. For further enquiries please contact the George Municipality’s environmental services on 044 802 2900.