- JAC Recycling Services: collects every second week on a Thursday. R600 per year or R50 per month, whatever suits you. Richard can be contacted at 082 5452166 or 079 3827203 and www.jacrecycling.co.za. LED and batteries have to be put in separate containers in a transparent plastic bag, but the other items need not be sorted;
- Open Sky: the costs are slightly higher. Again one does not have to separate at source;
- Dutch Reformed Church: in Kirkness Street (gates open weekdays from 7h30 to 15h30) is one of three free options. One can take a bag with everything and pay a tip to the guard Stephen to help deposit into the appropriate containers;
- Loftus Park Shopping Centre: now has bins available in the basement. Take the Upper-level entrance, choose the Checkers option and drive down to the basement area where “Waste Management” is clearly marked but do not stop here. Continue to the end before turning left and then park in front of the big door where bins are available;
- Informal Recyclers: the sidewalk recyclers or trolley men are still around. If we support them by separating recyclables from garbage they will not make a mess on the pavement while searching though the wheelie bins. The pandemic has put brakes on a project that was to register these recyclers, provide uniforms and
sturdy trolleys for members, while medical aid and other benefits were on the cards for these people. These people urgently need support because this is their only source of income. When Lockdown was announced at the end of March they were recognised as essential workers and allowed to continue saving items from
ending-up in the landfill.