Prince George Drive drop-off facility open for business

The new drop-off centre will make it easier for residents to get rid of rubble and waste and lessen illegal dumping.

The new Prince George Drive drop-off facility, built at a cost of about R85 million, has officially opened to the public.

The facility will primarily serve the Parkwood, Southfield, Fairways, Elfindale and Lotus River communities, which require a convenient place to dispose of recyclables, garden greens, e-waste, garage waste and clean builders’ rubble. It will also reduce pressure on the Retreat and Wynberg facilities.

The drop-off has been designed with separate roads to accommodate heavy operational vehicles that work on site and residents’ vehicles. This will improve traffic flow and reduce waiting times for the public.

Officials opened the drop-off centre. Pictured are executive director of Solid Waste management Rustim Keraan; ward councillor Kevin Southgate; Lanese Hesselman; Mayco member for urban waste management, Grant Twigg; and councillor Donovan Nelson.

The City of Cape Town said this project is the next step in an ongoing effort towards improving convenience for residents, and reducing the potential for illegal dumping. Vehicles, with a carrying capacity of 1.5 tonnes, are now able to drop off waste, rubble and recyclable waste for free.

Grant Twigg, the City’s Mayco member for urban waste management, said the City is planning to establish satellite drop-offs to give residents an even more convenient option for disposing of waste that is not allowed in the domestic wheelie bins.

“We want to create an environment where disposing of waste in the correct way is even easier for our residents.

Prince George Drive drop-off facility