Home Composting
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More home composting tools, a better-educated community and less illegal dumping. The Basket of Waste Services roadshow is an initiative in Cape Town focused on waste management and community empowerment, roadshow style.


Atlantis, South Africa (04 July, 2023) — Saxonsea in Atlantis is the next stop on the City of Cape Town’s Basket of Waste Services Roadshow. Through this initiative, the City’s Urban Waste Management helps empower communities in various ways; at the pulse, access to waste management resources like free home composting tools.

Among the services, the Basket of Waste Services Roadshow offers informal settlement cleansing, refuse collection (recycling collection, too) and guidance on waste minimisation to kick illegal dumping to the curb. As a mobile clean-up and waste management educator, the Roadshow helps communities help themselves by tackling environmental concerns with illegal dumping at the top of the list.

As illegal dumping remains a headache across cities in South Africa (often due to a lack of waste management access) giving communities that extra nudge to get into home composting can make the world of difference.

Home composting is one of the greatest helps because it creates space for growth instead of waste and underwhelms landfill areas; more than 3 tons of organic waste have been reported in the Western Cape in the past.

Since the Western Cape’s landfill ban of organic waste, more and more people from all walks of the West have cracked down on their organic waste management. But, not everyone has access to the necessary tools to realise the 2027 goal of 100% landfill reduction. This is why initiatives like the Roadshow (and more of them, at that) matter.

The Roadshow has already made headway this year by visiting Athlone, Bellville, and Charles Morkel Community Hall.

The latest Roadshow to Saxonsea will happen on 11 July.

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