Recycling can be a task. You need to separate your waste and haul it off somewhere. Surprisingly, it is more of a task in Cape Town as the Municipality doesn’t offer recycling bags for paper and cardboard or a recycling collection service. Think again! Recycling can be easy!
We have two bins, one for general waste and another for recyclable waste (nothing for organic waste though… Any ideas?). And there are sufficient recycling points in Cape Town. We use the one at Laerskool Jan Van Riebeeck in Kloof Street and the other at Tamboerskloof Primary School. It is reassuring that these recycling points are based at primary schools as understanding the value of recycling is important to teach at a young age. Here are a few more sites (Engen and the municipality) I found on recycling in Cape Town and nationally. While initially it might seem like a drag, once you have an extra bin, it is just a matter of visiting a recycling point once a week. Do it!