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FOUR green bags per week please

George Municipality hereby reminds citizens that the maximum number of green bags that can be put out for municipal collection is FOUR green bags per household per week. The green bags service provider for the municipality will only collect four green bags from each property on your weekly collection day.

If your household regularly generates more than four green bags per week, it is recommended that you arrange collection via a private garden or waste removal service.

Households in the George municipal area may put out SEVEN BLACK, FOUR GREEN and LIMITLESS BLUE bags on their scheduled weekly collection day.
Additional tied bundles of branches are allowed if they are shorter than a metre in length and can be picked up by one person.
BLUE bags are for non-soiled recyclable materials, including plastic, paper, card board, glass etc.
GREEN bags are for green waste, including organic kitchen waste such as fruit and vegetable peels, as well as garden waste, including grass cuttings, leaves etc. No soil is allowed in green bags.
BLACK bags are for ‘wet’ waste, things that cannot be recycled.

All refuse bags must be put out by 7am on removal day.
Please don’t put bags out the day or night before removal.
Please wrap broken glass in newspaper before placing in bags to prevent injuries to workers.
A pack of 26 black bags are distributed to households quarterly.

Black bags are removed by George Municipality trucks and green and blue bags are removed by service provider LGE Waste trucks, all on the same day.
Participating households will receive two blue and two green replacement bags.
Households or businesses that are actively recycling and require additional green or blue bags, can collect from the municipality Environmental Services department or LGE Waste at the addresses listed below.

George Municipality Environmental Services
82 Meade Street, George. Phone 044 802 2900
Black bag-related enquiries: 044 802 2900
Blue and green bag enquiries: LGE Waste, 044 878 0688/
10 Extension Road, Pacaltsdorp Industrial Area