Waste Management


The City of Ekurhuleni apologises for the inconvenience caused to residents as a result of the disruption in refuse collection services affecting Tsakani, Langaville, Wattville, Daveyton-Etwatwa, Duduza, Kwa-Thema, Tembisa 1 & 2, Norkem Park, Thokoza and Palmridge.

We would like to assure residents that every effort is being made to ensure that service providers responsible for providing waste collection services and management of public offloading facilities in the affected areas on behalf of the City return to service.

In order to protect residents and the general public’s clean and healthy environment, residents are advised to keep their bins within their properties until further notice. The City pleads with residents not to resort to illegal dumping if delays cause refuse to build up to the point where it cannot fit in the wheelie bins. During this difficult period, the City humbly requests residents to place excess waste into bags and place them next to the wheelie bin for removal on the day of collection to be advised.

The City apologises profusely for the inconvenience caused and can assure residents that it is working as quickly as possible to ensure that this disruption is indeed resolved.  Therefore, the City pleads with residents who have not received their waste removal services as per the collection schedule to report such via the Call Centre on 0860 54 3000.

Residents are assured that the City remains committed to its mandate of ensuring that quality waste management services are provided to all residents and that an acceptable level of cleanliness is achieved in our City and we will provide constant updates to residents regarding the resumption of waste collection services and re-opening of the public offloading facilities.

Meanwhile, the City discourages people from discarding their waste at municipal buildings and open spaces, as this may lead to health-related risks and have a negative impact on the environment.