It has come to our attention that the recycling initiative (Separation of Waste@Home Campaign) set up recently by a resident is being poorly supported by our community – currently there are only a handful of residents taking advantage of this worthwhile initiative.

A link providing more information was sent out in a previous email to residents, and brochures have also been dropped into postboxes but this seems to have had little effect.

We are not in the habit of sending out community emails, but we feel that this is important enough to bring to the attention of all residents again.    Having tried it out myself, I was pleasantly surprised to discover how easy it was.

If you would like to take part in this initiative, please follow the simple steps below.

Recyclable waste needs to be separated into two black garbage bags as follows:

  • Tins, plastic bottles, glass, soft plastics
  • Paper, newspapers, magazines, cardboard

Officially there should be a blue or white sticker on the first bag, and a yellow one on the second bag but at this stage they don’t mind you putting out bags without stickers on.

You will then need to phone Neli on 079 919 2697 and give her your address, to make sure the truck regularly includes you on its route.

You then put your bags on the pavement on Tuesdays (before 9am) for Edenglen South (for those roads whose municipal collection is on a Wednesday), and Mondays for Edenglen North (for those roads whose municipal collection is on a Tuesday).

We have been making use of Mpact to collect papers, cardboard etc  (in Ronnie bags) and those who are able to do so should still support this initiative.  Mpact have asked that the Ronnie bags are only put outside before 12 on a Wednesday (to avoid being stolen by the local recyclers), but  those residents who are unable to do this can now make use of the this new collection initiative.

The current “hawkers” who are willing to be incorporated into the programme will be formalised and will work with Neli so that there is control.  No digging in bins will be allowed.

Another reason why we are urging residents to take part in this initiative – to reduce the amount of random hawkers in the area.

If you have any questions, you can contact Jenny on 083 390 4711 or at

More information can be found at the following link – 

Remember to always maintain a high level of awareness, especially when you are leaving or entering your home/driveway.  Please tell your family and domestic workers to also be on the lookout.  Report all suspicious behaviour to Mamba control room (tel number below) and warn the residents using @ESRCAlert.


On behalf of the Edenglen South Road Closure Committee
Committee: Kim Johnson, Des Kelly, Derek Gowans, Dave Lones, James Taylor.

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