Locals looking to get the most for their organic waste are in luck as the City has launched an initiative to provide more compost bins for Cape suburbs.

Seven different areas under the Subcouncil 1 will benefit from the new initiative and will assist residents in growing their own food and making better use of their organic waste.

The aim is also to ensure less organic waste ends up in landfills. Residents in Sherwood, Pella, Atlantis, Saxonsea, Protea Park and Robinvale are being encouraged to apply for a free home composting container at Saxonsea Hall, between 3pm – 6pm on March 3 and 4, 2020.

An estimated 200 free composting containers will be issued each day and applicants will have to fill out a form at the venue on the date mentioned to apply.

Only single residential households will be able to apply for containers and they will be supplied on a first-come-first-serve basis

Locals will require their ID as well as their municipal account in order to successfully complete the application.

Following the application process, each resident will receive a composting container as well as information regarding how to use it and need-to-know tips.

Enquiries regarding the composting bins can be sent to [email protected]petown.gov.za or the City’s call centre on 0860 103 089.

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