For the health and safety of our employees in the Refuse Department, we would like to urge the community to please take heed of the following when disposing of sharp objects as well as medical waste:
Disposing of sharp objects:
- Carefully wrap up glass, ceramic or other broken, sharp household items in a sheet of newspaper or place it in a cardboard box. Tape the box shut. Put the newspaper or box into another plastic bag and tie the bag shut. The bag should now be safe to place in your general waste bin.
Disposing of medical sharps/waste:
- Throw away all needles, syringes, lancets, and other sharp objects in a hard plastic or metal container. When the container is ½ to ¾full, put on the lid tightly.
- You can also use a coffee can to dispose of sharp objects.
- Do not put sharp objects in glass or clear plastic containers.
- You can stockpile your needles and other medical waste and look out for the quarterly open day for collecting hazardous waste hosted by George Municipality.
- You can also wrap it up in the original packaging. Once you got it wrapped up, drop it off at the recyclers or bury it in your garden should you have a safe spot. Although made of stainless steel, blades are very thin and will degrade back to mineral form in about a tenth of the time it takes a water bottle to degrade.
For the disposal of medical waste, the public must store the waste in a hard, plastic container and take it to their closest clinic/ hospital. Otherwise please contact:
AVERDA SA (PTY) LTD
1 Ring Road
044 873 0620
41 Barrier Street
044 697 7086
HENQUE WASTE (PTY) LTD – MOSSEL BAY (MEDICAL WASTE TRANSPORTER)
13 Border street
064 658 6500
COMPASS WASTE SERVICES (PTY) LTD
1471 Marion Naude Road
043 685 2242