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Refuse Removal and Waste Management

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, 044 630 0279/
10 Extension Road, Pacaltsdorp Industrial Area

Click for Integrated Waste Management Plan
Click for Bylaws related to Waste Removal.
Click for Illegal Dumping Brochures.


Households may put out seven black, four green and an unlimited number of blue bags on their 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 above.

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

In general, refuse bags will be not be collected on a public holiday, but a day before or a day after the usual delivery day – please check social media platforms in the week of a public holiday to confirm how you may be affected.
Collections start at 7am and may extend into the night to accommodate the double schedule. If any bags have not been collected by 7pm, please take in for the night and report the next morning to 044 802 2900.

If you are not sure if you are recycling correctly, below is a guide to the basics.
Please put your recyclables in a blue bag and put out with your black bags.

PAPER that CAN be recycled: office paper, newspaper and magazines, cardboard (boxes flattened), brown paper bags, take away containers (food removed and rinsed), milk and juice cartons (rinsed and flattened) and books (hard covers removed).
PAPER that CANNOT be recycled: napkins, tissue paper, paper towels, wax paper, laminated or waxy paper, punch confetti, carbon paper and stickers.
METAL that CAN be recycled: cooldrink and beer cans, food tins (rinsed clean), metal lids of glass, jars, aluminium cans, rusty cans can be recycled and recycled batteries (taken to correct depot).
METAL that CANNOT be recycled: batteries, motor oil cans, paint and aerosol cans, and tinfoil.
GLASS that CAN be recycled: all colours of glass bottles and jars, beer and wine bottles (rinsed).
GLASS that CANNOT be recycled: mirrors and windows, ceramic, crystal, drinking glasses and light bulbs.
PLASTIC that CAN be recycled: all plastics numbers 1-7 (rinsed), grocery and retail plastic bags (clean) and milk sachets.
PLASTIC that CANNOT be recycled: cling wrap, and polystyrene (is recyclable but no facility on Garden Route for now).

The municipality needs your help to combat illegal dumping:
1. Please spread the news in your community that dumping of waste is dangerous and a health hazard. Waste should be collected in refuse bags and placed for collection on waste removal days. Builders rubble and waste not suitable for bags must be dropped at the municipal refuse site on the R102 (airport road).
2. If you can provide names, vehicle registration details or addresses of alleged perpetrators and are willing to make a statement in this regard, please report it to Law Enforcement at 044 801 6350 or You don’t need a photograph of the perpetrator, but it will strengthen the case for a warning or fine to be issued.
3. If you notice dumped waste, please report for collection to 044 802 2900.

Building rubble, garden waste and other stuff not suitable for bags, can be dropped off at the George Municipality refuse site on the R102 (airport road).
Open Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm
Saturday 7am-5pm
All public holidays, except 25-26 December, from 7am-2pm.

The following types of waste are considered hazardous and should, for the sake of the environment and public health, be disposed of at specialised waste management service providers.
• Dirty car oil and filters, brake fluid and used antifreeze
• Old paint cans, spray paint canisters, paint thinner and turpentine
• Ink cartridges
• Pesticides and herbicides
• Household batteries
• Energy saving lights and fluorescent lights
• Electronic and electrical equipment
Due to health, safety and security limitations at municipal transfer stations it is requested that persons make use of specialised hazardous waste management such as those listed below. Please note costs may apply to the disposal/handing in of certain types of hazardous waste. Please phone to confirm before you drop off.

Ma’bone Waste Management: Belden Industrial Park, Fichat Street, George Industria 086 162 3672
Outeniqua Waste: 33 Rand Street, George Industria 061 434 5814

Medical waste, such as used hypodermic needles, must be handed in at clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities.