City of Cape Town Cleansing Services | Western Cape Government

City of Cape Town Cleansing Services


The municipality is responsible for ensuring that its area is clean and litter-free. This includes providing bins, cleaning crews and enforcing by-laws against littering and other pollution.

The following complaints can be directed to the Cleansing Branch:

  • Illegal dumping.
  • Litter on river banks.
  • Litter on beaches.
  • Overflowing street litter bins.
  • Street sweeping.
  • Uncollected refuse.

Waste from the different suburbs of Cape Town are taken to one of the six landfill sites.

View a list of your nearest community waste drop-off facilities here.

Operational hours for all drop-off sites

Summer: 1 September to 30 April
Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 20:00

Winter: 1 May to 31 August
Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 17:45

Saturdays: 08:00 to 17:00

Sundays: Drop-off sites will be open to the public all year round: 09:00 to 14:00
Closed on the following public holidays: Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day


For more information and enquiries, contact the City of Cape Town:

  • Call Centre: 0860 103 089
  • Fax: 021 400 4302
  • Reporting illegal dumping (after-hour emergencies): 021 957 4700
  • E-mail:
  • Website:
  • Post: Director Solid Waste Management, PO Box 298, Cape Town, 8000
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The content on this page was last updated on 20 November 2019