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The Cleansing Services subsection is responsible for refuse collection services, solid waste disposal and treatment, management of solid waste sites, street sweeping and cleaning of open undeveloped municipal erven.

The mission of this Subsection is to meet basic community needs through the provision of affordable and sustainable cleansing services and the provision of a clean and healthy environment.

Basic system information is as follows:

  • On average 42 000 refuse removal service points are being serviced weekly;
  • 84 150 tons of solid waste disposed at the Wellington solid waste disposal site;
  • In total 4 300 kilometres of streets are swept per annum; and
  • 360 Hectare of open erven cleaned and mowed.

Collection Areas and Dates

Click here to view the refuse guide.

Sites with one or more wheelie bin that is serviced once per week:
Find the colour code for your site on the map.
Your refuse will be removed on the days with the same colour on the calendar.
The black blocks indicate public holidays.

Dustbins for special events can be arranged.

Distillery Street Transfer Station and Wellington Dump Site:
Open:  08h00 – 16h00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
08h00 – 15h30 Friday
Closed: Sunday, Good Friday, 25 – 26 December, 1 – 2 January

Private Residents are entitled to dump 5 single loads (bakkie or trailer) per month free of charge.

Waste Information and Awareness Week
Yearly programme
Poster Competitions for Schools
Information Sessions for Educators and Councilors

Replacement of Stolen, Lost or Damaged Bins

Complaints or Comments: (all hours)
Enquiries: (office hours: 07:45 – 17:00)  Tel: 021 – 807 4715




Emergency Numbers

Life threatening
021 872 2323

Service Emergency
021 807 4500


Drakenstein Municipality
Berg River Boulevard
South Africa

GPS coordinates

S33 44.248 E18 58.108

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