Community Empowerment

What Goes Inside a Waste Bin?

The City provides a 240ℓ wheelie bins for each property and refuse is collected as per the waste calendar. Waste that cannot be recycled, should be placed in waste bins.

What you can put in the bin:

  • Polystyrene and polythene
  • Carrier bags
  • Tissues, napkins and kitchen towels
  • Nappies, cat litter, animal faeces and bedding
  • Soiled fast food containers and pizza boxes
  • Oil or fat from food preparation or from cooking
  • Cigarette ends
  • Broken crockery or glass
  • Cotton wool and buds
  • Contents of your vacuum cleaner
  • Crisp and sweet wrappers – most wrappers are in a metallised form of plastic wrapper that can’t be recycled, so needs to go in your general waste bin.


  • Assists the City to comply to waste collection standards
  • Accommodates the population growth by providing more storage
  • Have a longer lifespan than a plastic bag (approximately eight years)
  • Minimises the tearing of bags by rodents and dogs, a problem that is faces most households in the City
  • Durable to utilise and easy to clean
  • Doesn’t expose employees to sharp objects and other dangerous items
  • Doesn’t allow for water vapour and the material is pest repellent
  • Avoids continuous acquisitions of plastic bags thus saving air space
  • Vermin and vector proof and are impermeable to flies which will help a great deal in eradicating infestation problem
  • Assists with uniform service standards and cleanliness of the City
  • Allows for fair introduction of women in to the waste collection stream.
  • Extends the working life span of our employees, as they don’t have to carry heavy loads.
  • Improves compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Design fits perfectly on the City’s compactor truck bin lifting mechanism.
  • Assists with reducing illegal dumping.

What if my wheelie bin is stolen?

If your wheelie bin is stolen:

  • Make an affidavit at the police station
  • Re-apply for a new wheelie bin at your nearest waste depot. You’ll have to bring along your affidavit, ID and copy of your municipal account

The depot will assess your application and provide you with a new wheelie bin.

Environmental Resource and Waste Management Depots

Name of the building


Contact details


Southern Region


Germiston Waste Depot

Corner Ostend & Jack Pienaar  Germiston South


Bedfordview Waste Depot

Cnr Skeen Boulevard & Van Vuuren, Bedfordview


Boksburg Waste Depot

19 Reservoir Road, Boksburg East


Albeton Waste Depot

Swartkoppies Road


Katlehong 1 CCC Offices

2098 Masakhane Street, Katlehong


Katlehong 2 CCC Offices

335 Sontonga Rd, Silumaview, Katlehong


Vosloorus CCC Offices

Barry Marais Rd, Vosloorus


Thokoza CCC Offices

3521 Moepshe Street, Thokoza



Eastern Region


Benoni Solid Waste

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni


Brakpan Waste Depot

Cnr Lemmer and Denne Road, Vulcania, Brakpan


Springs Solid Waste Depot

Stadium Road, Geduld Ext 4, Springs


Nigel Waste Depot/Transfer Station

2 Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel


Daveyton CCC Offices

Corner Eiselen and Mocke Streets, Daveyton


Etwatwa CCC Offices

Corner Eiselen Street and Chris Hani Drive


Tsakane CCC Offices

10890 Zulu Drive, Tsakane


Kwa Thema CCC Offices

Corner Moshoeshoe & Tshaka Street


Duduza CCC Offices

3001 Nala Street, Nigel



Northern Region


Edenvale Solid Waste 

Cnr Lahla & Bala Street, Sebenza


Kempton Park Waste Depot

Cnr kelvin & H Lewis Street

011 999-4047/011999-3753

Thembisa 1 CCC Offices

Corner George Nyanga & Andrew Mapheto Drive, Thembisa


Thembisa 2 CCC Offices

9044 Corner Solomon Mahlangu Drive & Madiba Drive, Thembisa